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Re: Journal Of Scientific Exploration

From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 19:52:14 +0000
Archived: Wed, 28 Dec 2011 07:33:19 -0500
Subject: Re: Journal Of Scientific Exploration


>From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:21:17 -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

<snip>

Oh gosh, Steve, did you really think the individuals on this
List needed to be schooled on peer review?


KK



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