Diskussion about scientific degrees and/or the qualification of Ewart Oakeshott
I thought it would be better to open up a new thread, because this could develop into a lengthy discussion, encompassing much more then the original question.
For all those not in the know, the whole thing started with me generally questioning (a bit tongue-in-cheek) the huge ammount of "amateur" science/scientists in HEMA/ARMA/whatever. And especially the late Mr. Oakeshott, who falls into this category. To read up on the original posts, please see here:
My original post was quite short and maybe should have carried a "higly inflammable" sign. I readily admit my sins. User u1ysses answered with asking me to go kill myself, which I did not oblige to. Thats about when things got serious. I posted (shortened version taking away unnecessary flaming and such):
To which this was the answer (did not shorten or change the text because its not mine):
Originally Posted by kwan_dao
Originally Posted by u1ysses