Re: [asa] Scientific stupidities part 1 - correction

From: Gregory Arago <gregoryarago@yahoo.ca>
Date: Fri Mar 27 2009 - 04:36:45 EDT

Correction:
 
not 'warm bucket of spit' but rather 'bucket of warm spit'

 

--- On Fri, 3/27/09, Gregory Arago <gregoryarago@yahoo.ca> wrote:

From: Gregory Arago <gregoryarago@yahoo.ca>
Subject: Re: [asa] Scientific stupidities part 1
To: "Glenn Morton" <glennmorton@entouch.net>, "Randy Isaac" <randyisaac@comcast.net>, asa@calvin.edu
Received: Friday, March 27, 2009, 11:11 AM

Glenn wrote:
"I think it is utterly stupid to believe that peer review is worth more than a bucket of warm spit. It is, in my opinion nothing but a political tool in the hands of scientific partisans. Only years after the debate dies down does the rebel scientist get honoured, usually after his death when it doesn't really matter to him, at least under normal conditions."
 
Well, this is of course a gross exaggeration. A 'warm bucket of spit' is not very flattering to 'the scientific community,' which often 'advances' its 'sciences' through publications of one form or another, whether they be peer reviewed or not.

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