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#StraightLineLogic is going to take a #victory lap here, both for itself and the #alternative media. #SLL posted its first #skeptical article about #Russiagate , “Plot Holes,” on February 26, 2017, a little over a month after President #Trump took office. That skepticism never wavered, and before long we were saying the story was a #fabrication. SLL posted a number of its own articles and featured many more by other Russia
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why peer review in scientific method is a sham
The mistake, of course, is to have thought that #peer-review was any more than a crude means of discovering the acceptability — not the validity — of a new finding…We portray peer review to the public as a quasi-sacred process that helps to make #science our most #objective #truth teller. But we know that the system of peer review is #biased, #unjust, #unaccountable, incomplete, easily fixed, often insulting, usually ignorant, occasionally foolish, and frequently wrong.

Certain sorts of #innovation are welcome in science, when they fall within established frameworks and do not threaten vested interests. But aside from this sort of routine innovation, science has many similarities to systems of #dogma. #Dissenters are not welcome. They are ignored, rejected, and sometimes attacked.