I was just reading a few older posts from Dynamic Ecology and stumbled into this post on the use and abuse of AIC (https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/why-aic-appeals-to-ecologists-lowest-instincts/).
After reading Brian McGill’s really cool article, I started to read the comments section (as suggested I should do in the foot notes). Wow – this is one way to get an AIC education! Probably the longest but most insightful comments section I’ve ever read – but absolutely worth the time. Lots of great ecology minds providing a really interesting debate. I agree with Mark Brewer that the comments section and the original article should be turned into a Methods paper