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 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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