press release is an important part of science today
funding and prestige are on the line
our understanding has been improved so many times that you wonder about the previous press release about improved understanding
it must have been really bad understanding once
yet there was a crisis even then, the same crisis.
why? because funding is the entire point
improved understanding is what brings money
so improved understanding is what you get.
peer review worked, when it used to work, by curiosity.
some old fart is actually interested in this or that result, and doubts it, or sees a problem with it, and looks into it.
no committee is involved
which is lacking today entirely ; everything refers to previous committees and consensus.
you get these referrals precisely because they cut out curiosity.
nobody can be interested in it.
there's nothing to be curious about.
functioning peer review is killed entirely.
so you get what you always get with social organizations
the organization always perpetuates itself.
intra-system goals come first.
hence press releases.
The study by the European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica, published Friday in the journal Science, promises to spur "dramatically improved understanding" of climate change, said geosciences specialist Edward Brook of Oregon State University.
``I must give him his due. He has considerably cretinized me.'' Lautréamont
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