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Comment Re:Choice (Score 4, Insightful) 370

I note that you have offered no rebuttals of the parent's points save "I know what I am talking about". I'm not sure you do. Would you please expand on how and why you think the parent is wrong? Note that if by "getting into an academic career" you mean "getting tenure", the I suggest you re-read the parent post carefully.

Submission + - Covert Censorship by the Physics Preprint Archive

Talonator writes: A 2004 article by Nobel prize laureate Brian Josephson (discoverer of the Josephson effect) about academic censorship and the widespread resistance within academia to new ideas. An exchange imagined by Josephson: "Some 'reader complaints' have come in regarding preprints posted to the archive by Drs. Einstein and Yang. Dr. Einstein, who is not even an academic, claims to have shown in his preprint that mass and energy are equivalent, while Professor Yang is suggesting, on the basis of an argument I find completely unconvincing, that parity is not conserved in weak interactions. What action shall I take? Abject nonsense! Just call up their records and set their 'barred' flags to TRUE."

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