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About Those Peer Reviewed Studies...

Yesterday, Kent noted, with respect to computer modeling of the sort we see so much of in academia and in academia's ponderous claims:

There is little independent funding to do research in the area, and most of it ends up being done by [professors].  Because academia is poisoned by Political Correctness, a lot more studies are going to be done by people with a pro-defendant agenda than a pro-prosecution one.  There is nowhere near enough scrutiny of studies with a pro-defense bottom line, while any academic who publishes a study with a bottom line useful to the prosecution will be savagely attacked regardless of actual merit.

As if on cue, the Washington Post reports:

Now comes word of a [scholarly] journal retracting 60 articles at once...The reason for the mass retraction is mind-blowing: A "peer review and citation ring" was apparently rigging the review process to get articles published.

My goodness!!!  Our holier-(and smarter)-than-thou friends  --  the ones who go on and on about how their "peer reviewed" studies expose us hayseeds who support the death penalty and other retrograde ideas  --  have been faking it.

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