'Sexy' science =| 'good' science, and all the fallacies that follow from misunderstanding this

Apparently, someone published a really curmudgeonly and regressive-thinking article about science publishing in The Chronicle of Higher Education, titled We Must Stop the Avalanche of Low-Quality Research. Commenters there are shredding it apart. But you should also see blog posts discussing it, by Female Science Professor, DrugMonkey, Orac and Geekmommyprof. If anything, they do not fisk it thoroughly enough ;-)

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Hey! Look at that fisk has gone lower case.

By antipodean (not verified) on 21 Jun 2010 #permalink

And the best anti-dote was written by Jennifer Rohn - a real-world example of the importance of publishing everything.