Re: [asa] Scientific stupidities part 1 - correction

From: Glenn Morton <>
Date: Fri Mar 27 2009 - 06:32:55 EDT

Of course your phrasing is the correct on. This was the description John Nance Garner gave to the job of VP under Roosevelt.
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  From: Gregory Arago
  To: Glenn Morton ; Randy Isaac ;
  Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 3:36 AM
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        not 'warm bucket of spit' but rather 'bucket of warm spit'

        --- On Fri, 3/27/09, Gregory Arago <> wrote:

          From: Gregory Arago <>
          Subject: Re: [asa] Scientific stupidities part 1
          To: "Glenn Morton" <>, "Randy Isaac" <>,
          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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