25 November 2009

Spread The Word


Notable quote: "Peer review is the practice of subjecting scientific papers to review by other scientists with relevant expertise before they can be published in professional journals. The idea is to weed out research with obvious flaws or weak arguments, but there is a clear danger that such a process will simply reinforce groupthink. If it is corrupted, peer review can be a mechanism for an entrenched establishment to exclude legitimate challenges by simply refusing to give critics a hearing."

FuzzyGeff commented at 1325 26NOV09:

Smoking gun? Try mushroom cloud.
This incident shows such shameless violations of basic scientific ethics that some people have started referring to the conspirator Michael Mann as "Piltdown" Mann. I must protest that unfair characterization: the Piltdown Man hoaxers never tried to suppress dissent by threatening journal editors.

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