A new term for people who trash books unread …

The recent contest at Uncommon Descent, for a free copy of Don Johnson’s Probability’s Nature and Nature’s Probability, asks “What do you call a guy who reviews/trashes a book without reading it?” It goes to homerj1 at 3 for

The review is a noview and the reviewer is a noviewer.

This won because it can be used effortlessly in a sentence, as in:

Prof. Retro Darwin's noview of biochemist Michael Behe's latest …

Rev. Darwin Santa, noviewer of Steve Meyer's …

Recently, Dimbo Darwin, science writer, noviewed Bill Dembski's latest …

Ease of use is important. And dropping the pretense of reading makes for more honest communication:

He didn't read it because he wouldn't like it and wouldn't learn anything from it, plus he can find an audience who wants to hear from him for precisely that reason. Don't forget how many people out there know they are "for science" because they believe any nonsense talked in Darwin's name.

For other interesting entries, here.

Also, must beauty queen be Darwinists now?

Prominent evolutionary psychologist tries to fix a has-been town and its religion

Denyse O'Leary is co-author of The Spiritual Brain.

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