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I had a weird experience dealing with journals and peer review a little while ago. Recent discussions of the CRU e-mail hack (especially Janet’s) has made me think more about it, and wonder about how the scientific community ought to think about expertise when it comes to peer review. A little while ago, I was…

When I was little, I was vaccinated for the things that were recommended at the time: polio, measles, German measles (rubella), diptheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis). I had the mumps and chicken pox when I was little, and was re-vaccinated for measles before college (because the late 60’s vaccine wasn’t effective enough, I think). My…

Along with the stories of tragedy in Italy, there are also stories that the earthquake was predicted, and that the predictions were ignored. Was the tragedy made even worse by authorities who wouldn’t listen to a scientist who knew what he was talking about? Now, I’m not a seismologist, but I know a little about…