Wednesday, June 26, 2013

How peer review has hurt science

The most exciting period in science was, arguably, 1895-1945. It was marked by discoveries that changed the foundations of modern science: X-rays, quantum mechanics, superconductivity, relativity theory and nuclear energy. Then, compare this with the next 50 years in science. Incomparable. Nothing of that scale or impact. Yes, technology has advanced, but fundamental science – has come to a crawl.


the scientific community has been consumed by cronyism. Parts of it are rotten to the core.

The problem? Peer review. Read how it works here.

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