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Re: A little off subject...Re: Sue had no wishbone...



In a message dated 2/25/01 3:25:22 PM EST, MKIRKALDY@aol.com writes:

<< Anyone can self-publish, give lectures, and issue press releases.  Whether 
or 
not what they are saying is scientifically meaningful goes back to peer 
review.   >>

No, peer review is no criterion for deciding whether something that someone 
is saying is scientifically meaningful. The criterion for deciding whether 
someone is saying something scientifically meaningful is nothing more nor 
less than whether he or she >is< saying something scientifically meaningful. 
Peer review may sometimes be helpful is getting your work accepted, but this 
is not the same thing as producing scientifically meaningful work.