I would like to claim responsibility for Popular Science removing its comment section, but I am sure it had little do with my rant a few weeks ago.
That said, I was thrilled to read their post that ‘in the name of science,’ they’ve turned their comments off.
John Kroll writes in this blog post that there is no good reason to turn off the comments. In fact, he says turning them off is lazy and has little to do with science, and much to do with the bottom line.
Maybe it did have to do with the bottom line, but let’s take a look at some of his points: Read more