Re: [asa] Sternberg quote

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Date: Tue Mar 27 2007 - 12:52:44 EDT

On Tue, 27 Mar 2007 08:32:15 -0700
  "Donald F Calbreath" <> wrote:
> The information I have seen suggests that Sternberg did
>follow the normal peer-review process. To do otherwise
>would be extremely foolish.

Not according to the publisher of the journal:

"Contrary to typical editorial practices, the paper was
published without review by any associate editor;
Sternberg handled the entire review process. The Council,
which includes officers, elected councilors, and past
presidents, and the associate editors would have deemed
the paper inappropriate for the pages of the Proceedings
because the subject matter represents such a significant
departure from the nearly purely systematic content for
which this journal has been known throughout its 122-year
history. "

>What this incident also
>shows is that the Intelligent Design claim of
>discrimination by scientists in the acceptance of papers
>written from an ID perspective has some basis in fact.
> The uproar was over the fact that the paper espoused a
>way of looking at things that was not in line with the
>"accepted" science establishment viewpoint.

My understanding from people on this list and elsewhere is
that the uproar is over the poor quality of the paper, and
its deviation from typical subject matter for that
journal, not that it had an ID perspective.

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