Guys, I'm pretty sure he's trolling, his last comment didn't even make sense.
I'm pretty sure he's not. HSU doesn't generally troll, and he does sound legitimately upset that people are defending unethical citation practices.
As an aside, this was a Public Service Announcement
, not really something that should be the topic of much debate
. The author of a paper specifically requested that people not misrepresent his paper by quoting it in support of a position it does not defend. While it may
be a grey area in general
to use quotations in this way, I think the author's clarification here places the use of this piece of evidence in the described manner soundly in the "unethical" area. Finding pieces of evidence isn't that hard--why tread grey areas unnecessarily?
"The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits"
- G.K. Chesterton