What might have been a plausible idea in the 17th or 18th century is the starting point for a just published paper in PNAS.
Before you go read about it, I just want to say this: Having a system of publication in which some crap gets published is the cost of having a system of publication in which important stuff that does not happen to tickle the fancy of the publiconormative old guard GOB networkians does not get rejected.
I’m some will insist that we can have our cake (only good stuff gets published) and eat it too (and not good stuff gets not published) but that simply isn’t true. And, the fact that it isn’t true can be demonstrated by looking at Lynn Margulis.
Who it turns out is behind this whole thing.
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