Wrong. The issue is that publishing is considered sufficient.
It should be publish or die. How do you know they're doing anything if they don't publish? they could be watching tv all day for all you know otherwise.
But as is made clear here, simply publishing and getting it through peer review is clearly not good enough. We need to increase what they have to do to avoid this situation.
For example... maybe one scientist pays another scientist to reproduce his work.
Maybe you have big collections of graduate students that as part of their process of getting a degree get assigned some random papers submitted by scientists in their field and they have to reproduce the work.
Obviously this isn't always possible... but whenever it isn't possible that needs to be put as a giant red asterisk on the paper saying "this work has not been reproduced"...
Do that and you're not going to get as much fraud or laziness.
I agree with this for one reason. It would finally dispense with the climate change insanity. Since its actually near impossible to get data that is verifiable about climate older than 50yrs that isn't tainted or limited and subject to interpretation(like core samples or tree rings), we could finally put al gore were he belongs. Out of sight and mind. Each day passing I am more thankful that the supreme court gave the victory to Bush. I only wish it could have happened in 2012 for Romney.
Peter holds a very high standard for himself, I'm sure.
The standard practice is to form a unspoken agreement between several reviewers that they will all favorably review each others papers.
Peter couldn't find his circle and created a self-circle.
Otherwise known as a circle jerk.
No, you fucking moron.
Corporations are "persons" not "people" and moreover, only "Citizens" can vote. Corporations are not now, have never been and shall never be "citizens".
Yet. Give it time and they will be.
Let's add to this: "You are not entitled to change a name, remove an item or alter a place because it offends you, no matter your age." This is an abuse of the freedom that those dudes who you see in the picture wearing those crazy white wigs fought for, gave up their money for and yes even died for. A critical mass of us has to offended before its offensive. It has to devalue your life even when you are out of its presence.
Example of things that were and will always remain offensive:
Riding in the back of the bus because of your skin pigment.
Making you sleep in vastly inferior location because of your skin pigment
Forcing your labor without pay
Denying you medical care
Assuming that because you are without resources and eat dirt in a location considered to be another country that you have a right to move to a country that is richer so you can make our poor go without. (Just because you were born and are smart enough to escape doesn't get you anything. IN centuries past, this was a way to get you killed. Smart people fix their surroundings.)
Assuming that those with wealth, means or intelligence are your servants because life gave to a worthless poker hand.
Expecting a handout because you were living off someone who died, left or is incapable of providing for you now.
Preventing you from performing bodily functions if you are outside.
(this includes sleeping) Preventing you from accessing water if you are coming in from outside.
Walking around an event with signs that suggest a deity hates something because you believe that a deity hates something. All Deities hate things however, most hate people who walking around an event with signs that suggest a deity not them hates. Why? because all deities are jealous of other deities. Don't believe in deities? Then you understand the pointlessness of walking around an event like that.
Making a movie glorifying a past that was hard, dark and brutal just because you are pissed no one is respecting your struggle with your pigment or orientation issues. While pigment is a issue we all have to deal with because we all can see it, orientation is a silent issue unless its pda. You deserve respect, yes. However, if your pda bothers others, its not the time to make a movie about its history its time to privately educate them.
Acting as if pigment is as important an issue as orientation. Yes both can cause discrimination. This discrimination is deeply offensive and wrong. Yet if you are a majority (the opposite of a minority) your pigment doesn't qualify you to say my orientation is above yours. Your orientation is your business alone unless you are in porn, then its ours but thats whole other issue. Pda is needs to be left to private areas. No one wants to explain to a 3yr why you are doing what you are doing. If you want to do porn, a restaurant isn't the place to do it (unless you own it and your patrons have paid to watch)
Assuming that a person whose job is acting as entertainment has suddenly become the character they play or has become a deity to worship, adore, teach your children or become less than human.
Assuming that a person who job is acting, making music, walking across a theater stage in costume or doing something that is for public consumption is any less that you or whose behavior is more subject that yours. This is a job. Nothing more.
Assuming that a person who job is acting, making music, walking across a theater stage in costume or doing something that is for public consumption suddenly obligates them you reveal their entire personal life, make available private things like orientation, be subjected to lack of access because people decide they need articles of your clothes or body. You don't throng your postman or your coworkers? So why would you throng a person you don't know because you see or hear their voice?
A person who job is acting, making music, walking across a theater stage in costume or doing something that is for public consumption assuming that because he or she has this access they can decide what is good for everyone else. Your food choices are yours. Just because your parents decided that you had to see how a chicken was slaughtered at 4 doesn't mean we all have to suffer. Some of us already know and don't care. Your service to a deity or other entity also is yours. Your orientation is a private matter to be discussed with the government if you are being discriminated against. Its not a bully pulpit to state that whole groups are evil. Yes, they are evil. However, Your job is to entertain not share your ideologies or orientation issues thats a politician. You wish to be that, then you please run for that office. However, please cease the job of entertainment first.
The NSA and other spy organizations. While Snowden did violate oaths, he actually sacrificed his lifestyle for his beliefs. If you don't understand this, I will point you to another group of people who chose the same path. Google Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Archibald Stuart, Patrick Henry and Daniel Webster. They also share Snowden's belief. What era did they live in? The founding of the USA era. They were as hated by the British Crown as much as Snowden is today.
Exposing the evils of manufacturing, or other industries that we rely on to make this society work. At this point all the information is out there if you live in the northern hemisphere, Australia or south Africa. Sneaking in a place that slaughters animals that you are not employed by is not a brave act. It is an act that deserves punishment. We aren't stupid. We know how an animal dies and is cut up to make food. However, we don't need to gory details.
Complaining about a person who you have never met. Unless their job falls under entertainment or politics you have no opinion because you don't know them. You have hearsay. Its can't be used for judgement. Understand this.
Also suggesting that manufacturing, or other industries that we rely on to make this society work are evil and destroying the planet.We can't destroy the planet. We can destroy ourselves and our society. Its called genocide. This planet has been hotter than human life would allow for a full 1/5 of its life. Suggesting that an alteration of inches or miles changes things horribly falls under this. Established science is something every scientist agrees on. If half disagree on the basics, then it isnt established. If the science has only 50 yrs of usable data and it deals with subjects that span millenia then you are as bad as those who insist that pigment or orientation should determine jobs.
Altering a system because as a builder you don't like dealing with people who alter it to suit their needs. People don't have the time to be students of complicated industries like computing, automotive maintenance, appliance maintenance and so on. If you want to make something so popular everyone has one then don't expect people to not alter it to suit them if they have the talent, time or desire.
Finally, locking up entertainment so that only massive corporations who give jobs to those people who want to be involved or are gifted in acting, making music, walking across a theater stage in costume or doing something that is for public consumption have editing access. This destroys the collective culture that we built for profit that is fleeting.