Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Against Latin   posted by Razib @ 7/16/2008 11:02:00 AM

Sebastian Flyte has a critique of my overuse of Latin. One thing I do want to add is that it's not all part of my "style," I used to the term "thickly scaffolded" in the post Sebastian highlights to allude to thick description, which I assume some of you will know about. I guess I could have referred explicitly to thick description, but I thought the idea of a scaffold was more precise in terms of what I perceived the exposition style of Ross & Reihan in GNP to be (and since many here have molecular biology in the background I also thought it would be a useful word to put there). But yeah, I use a lot of Latin-derived terms....