### Unfortunate equations

The following unfortunate claimed equations seem to be having a deleterious effect on development of Science and Academia:

1. The excellence of a scientist's work = the number of papers published.

Correction: Volume is not excellence.

2. The excellence of a paper = the number of citations it receives.

Correction : Popularity is not excellence.

3. Publication of articles about teaching = evidence of excellence in teaching.

Correction : Teaching is practice guided by theory.

4. The excellence of a scientists work = amount of research funding accepted.

Correction : Accepting money, in particular from non-scientific bodies with private agendas, is not excellence.

5. The appropriate bodies to collect information about scientific excellence = self-selected private companies aimed at profit for investors.

Correction: False.

6. Theoretical Mathematics = Physics; Theoretical Physics = Mathematics.

Correction: Mathematics and Physics each have their own separate logic and mode of development. The equations result in mathematical theorems without proofs, and physical theories without experimental evidence.

7. Mathematics = Type theory pseudocode.

8. Categorification = the inverse of abstraction.

Correction: Abstraction by its nature is not bijective. The are many things which have the same abstraction.

9. (from a comment by Bill) Being told that you are being given an explanation = receiving an actual explanation.

Correction: Continuing to believe this means becoming a cult member equipped with buzzwords but with little useable scientific content. This unfortunate equation is the basic lie of various popular science journals, of the Expository sections of some professional journals, and of self-styled gurus, both male and female.

1. The excellence of a scientist's work = the number of papers published.

Correction: Volume is not excellence.

2. The excellence of a paper = the number of citations it receives.

Correction : Popularity is not excellence.

3. Publication of articles about teaching = evidence of excellence in teaching.

Correction : Teaching is practice guided by theory.

4. The excellence of a scientists work = amount of research funding accepted.

Correction : Accepting money, in particular from non-scientific bodies with private agendas, is not excellence.

5. The appropriate bodies to collect information about scientific excellence = self-selected private companies aimed at profit for investors.

Correction: False.

6. Theoretical Mathematics = Physics; Theoretical Physics = Mathematics.

Correction: Mathematics and Physics each have their own separate logic and mode of development. The equations result in mathematical theorems without proofs, and physical theories without experimental evidence.

7. Mathematics = Type theory pseudocode.

8. Categorification = the inverse of abstraction.

Correction: Abstraction by its nature is not bijective. The are many things which have the same abstraction.

9. (from a comment by Bill) Being told that you are being given an explanation = receiving an actual explanation.

Correction: Continuing to believe this means becoming a cult member equipped with buzzwords but with little useable scientific content. This unfortunate equation is the basic lie of various popular science journals, of the Expository sections of some professional journals, and of self-styled gurus, both male and female.

**Remark**: to be continued.
## 1 Comments:

Being told that you are being given an explanation

=receiving an actual explanation.

Correction: Continuing to believe this means

becoming a cult member equipped with buzzwords

but with little useable scientific content. This unfortunate equation is the basic lie of various popular science journals, of the Expository sections of some professional journals, and of self-styled gurus, both male and female.

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