Here's what moved me to post to this dusty old LJ:
"It does seem to me that those who believe that humans are causing the planet to warm may be guilty of some dirty tricks regarding peer review inclusion of dissenting views. This is a shame because peer review and debate to me is a time-honored tradition and through the friction of opposing views, observers can come to informed conclusions.( Read more...Collapse )
I wish political arguments on say health care used peer review. Then most of us Americans might know a bit more about what we are talking about and logic might prevail over emotions."
*Draft; 1st cut*Yoram, this part
p.s. in case you think that I'm basically wrong about ?what? mis-allocation of resources and effort, I offer you this ... a page I just came across ... as paradigmatic: a new startup, a simple product (yet.another comment system) driven by some credible figures; on the homepage there's a list of exemplary sites; this one is suggested as a "professional blog": guykawasaki.com "Will Anyone Pay for Anything?". Now, look at the way the comments are presented. That's break-through? That's empowerment? That's sophistication? *sigh* But it's produced by a credible commercial entity. *shakes head*