As much as I commend Marshall for doing these experiments, don't let it discourage you from doing your own! Don't blindly believe him, me, or anyone else. Try things for yourself and discover your own reality!
Spoken like a true hippie!
Agreed on all accounts. There are so many variables in brewing that there is no guarantee that someone else's experiment results will match your own. This is especially true when flavor is your primary endpoint, as in many of Marshall's experiments.
My typical response to the brulosopher experiments are either "that makes sense based on my personal experience" or "I'll have to try that for myself sometime".
And congrats on the PM post, Marshall!