Brains vs credentials

It was rather amusing witnessing a brief Twitter encounter between NN Taleb and the British historian Mary Beard. I commented on it.

Supreme Dark Lord @voxday
It’s hilarious to watch @nntaleb  steamrolling the pretentious know-nothing @wmarybeard.  It’s what happens when brains meet credentials.

mary beard @wmarybeard
Call me many thing. Pretentious may be No nothing, no. What is your view prof taleb?

Supreme Dark Lord‏ @voxday
It’s all relative. The point is that you are resorting to rhetoric and attempting to debate via posturing. That doesn’t cut it with Taleb.

mary beard @wmarybeard
They really are nice these guys

Supreme Dark Lord‏ @voxday
What part of “Supreme Dark Lord” do you find hard to understand? I am literally on the list of Very Bad People SJWs use for fund-raising.

Jo Pearce‏ @JosPearce
hilarious – they clearly feel threatened.

Supreme Dark Lord‏ @voxday  6m6 minutes ago
By what? She might wave her credentials again in lieu of saying anything intelligent or convincing? I quiver.

patty l lane‏
Go back to your games you twit

Supreme Dark Lord‏ @voxday
Go back to your cats, you sad lonely woman.

Jude Evans‏ @onlyonejude
 Actually, just try being civil??

Supreme Dark Lord‏ @voxday
This is me being civil.