From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul> Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:21:17 -0500 Archived: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:46:35 -0500 Subject: Re: Journal Of Scientific Exploration >From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 14:10:57 -0000 >Subject: Re: Journal Of Scientific Exploration <snip> >The ones most likely to read (and disappove of) the idea are the vast >majority who can't understand it, or those few whose (professional) >prestige will be dented by someone else changing the status quo. Not to be too harsh, but maybe if they don't understand it, it isn't really worth knowing in the first place. I think that attempting to generate a paradigm shift in knowledge, it would likely take more than a good argument, and few scientists are likely to be the first to jump on the wagon. The purpose of setting up peer review systems is to place a value on data, and by definition some information is simply rejected. In many cases they don't have to provide much of a reason, and if you disagree with the decision, then it should be appealed to the next level (which is usually a useless exercise but you might feel better). If nothing else, you might force a second set of eyes to look at it. But "peer review" is not a search for "truth", it's a bureaucratic process that has evolved over Centuries. I think you'll find different standards from one Journal to another, and it's all really an "in crowd" of accepted scientists. JSE is a good publication that can provide an outlet for Articles that wouldn't see the light of day elsewhere, but they also have to maintain a certain standard (in their own eyes) to keep it up to accepted levels and maintain their distribution. But in this day and age, the Internet is the future of publishing (IMO) and once placed on line, all you have to worry about it marketing (and perhaps some good reviews by those who come across it). Not to mention that it will probably live forever in the Internet Wayback Machine... Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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