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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


>>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


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


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