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I think people are overinterpreting what i've written a bit. I'm not in any way saying that book publishers should be peer reviewing these sorts of works; if people want to write and publish them, they have every right to. I'm also making no claims about what the most efficient form of peer review is. All i'm trying to do is illustrate what can go wrong when people don't subject their ideas to critical review of some sort.
Self-publishing to avoid peer review is now available to just about everyone. Indivisible Earth nicely demonstrates a lot of what can go wrong. Indivisible Earth: Consequences of Earth's Early Formation as a Jupiter-Like Gas Giant, by J. Marvin Herndon, edited by Lynn Margulis. Published by Thinker Media. Available for Kindle... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2012 at Download The Universe
by John Timmer It's easy to forget that it's only been five years since Sony and Amazon first started targeting consumers with dedicated eReading hardware. Over the past few years, the painfully slow eInk screens have gotten much faster, while the hardware itself received a touch interface, active color screens,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at Download The Universe
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