Philosopher David Wallace (Oxford) has officially joined the call for Metaphilosophy to retract Bruya's incompetent hatchet job on the PGR: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8561203/bruya%20letter%20to%20editor.docx. (Prof. Wallace correctly confines his attention to the methodological flaws, but, as I've noted before (see the addendum), the defamatory content will also require retraction and public apology.)
Meanwhile, a young philosopher in Canada writes:
Very minor comment/suggestion on the recent dustup over the PGR methodology. You’ve referred to it as “The Brian Bruya/Metaphilosophy Fiasco,” but wouldn’t a better name be “The Bruyahaha”? After all, one might aptly describe the entire affair - the article, his sanctimonious response to you - as something of a “brouhaha.” And, in this context, “haha” nicely reflects the appropriate reaction to everything he’s written on the topic.
If you like this, feel free to use it in perpetuity, though leave me anonymous, please - given how high-strung many philosophers on the internet are, it’s not worth it to me to poke this sort of fun in public.
ADDENDUM: The writer Robert McGarvey, a longtime observer of the philosophy profession, writes:
I assume from your description this is an untenured philosopher in a Canadian school. It is sad that he/she won't put his name on a nice bit of wit. Probably it is also wise and that is sadder.What has happened to your profession when bland politeness has become the default survival position?