Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

This blog is written by Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Posts appear Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

How Peer Review is Used to Shut Down Debate

Some inhabitants of the Ivory Tower are using peer review – a process that helps scholarly journals decide what to print – as a shield to hide behind. Delegitimizing public input about publicly-funded science is arrogant and counterproductive.

November 1, 2016

Michael Mann’s Peer Review Dogma

Academics insist that peer-reviewed research is sound and that everything else is inferior. But scholarly journals are actually littered with muck.

September 6, 2016

Where Do Gleick’s Apologists Draw the Line?

If it’s OK for scientists to lie to advance the fight against climate change what other bad behaviour is acceptable?

February 28, 2012