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Re: Journal Of Scientific Exploration

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

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>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...


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