So peer review is a flawed process, full of easily identified defects with little evidence that it works. Nevertheless, it is likely to remain central to science and journals because there is no obvious alternative, and scientists and editors have a continuing belief in peer review. How odd that science should be rooted in belief.
Other contributors (BB, Expand, Render, Spartan Max, Green) have already pointed out flaws in your interpretation of the article. You may wish to also spend a bit of time studying the source itself. While the source is "interesting", it hardly ranks as authoritative, nor is it unbiased.
As previously pointed out, though peer-review may not be absolutely perfect, it is generally a notable asset in regards to the presentation of accurate and credible research. It should also be noted that certain professions have a somewhat higher incidence of "malfeasance" in the peer-review process. Some rather recent studies have indicated that the medical field may be amongst the most prominent in this regard. And even at this, the percentages were quite low.
To grossly label the peer-review process in all fields of science as "BS" merely demonstrates a lack of familiarity with the research and publication processes. One can only hope that your professed interest in furthering your formal studies comes to fruition.
"People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results." Einstein
Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:30 PM
You can be ignorant and continue to live in your utopia or you can be indenpendent thinking person and finally start to belive in science.
But as Einstein told: “Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds”
Whats hilarious is that you all so called men of science sudenly dont believe in studies.
Your posts are hilarious to me and the point of this thread seems to be non existent.
The fact that you are repeatedly posting about mistakes that have been made, prove they have been found and corrected. Which is what science does.
So what's the point L, too much time on your hands?