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Remember, current scientific "truth" is defined and guarded by a committee of the most powerful people and organizations in the scientific community (it's called "peer review"). Anyone who has ever worked on a committee knows real progress under such systems is slow and painful. Real scientific progress usually comes from determined, outcast scientific rebels who are viciously attacked by old guard defenders of the current scientific community. You might recognize a few of their names: Einstein, Semmelweis, Copernicus, Tesla, and more than a few others.
modern science is ruled by conformity, not the search for scientific truth
Scientific fraud, however, is rampant amongst nearly all of the sciences and no "peer review" is immune. In fact, peer review is the problem.
This brings into question the so-called scientific process of peer review that is often cited as if it were holy writ and the end-all, be-all of truth. "It`s peer reviewed," they scream when anyone questions their research or evidence. The rejoinder should ask, "Peer reviewed by whom?"
The blame lies in the way that science is conducted with all other reasons emanating from this core paradigm change.
Peer review, however, has no such requirements. It is merely the opinion of the reviewing scientists who read the original work and give an editorial on it. No tests or double-checking of facts or methods are required. Basically, with peer review, someone writes a study paper and it is then sent to a group of scientific critics to either blast or praise it.
Professor Charlton is right. Peer review is bunk and is just editorializing in the name of science. It is because of this practice that the rampant fraud and misleading conclusions of scientific research is so prevalent today.
The Scientific Fraud Pandemic: Few Honest Scientists Remain
Despite its importance as the ultimate gatekeeper of scientific publication and funding, peer review is known to engender bias, incompetence, excessive expense, ineffectiveness, and corruption. A surfeit of publications has documented the deficiencies of this system.
How to Fix Peer Review
Here's some good info on your Religion of today called Science. From Michael Chrichton's book Next.
If we ever needed evidence that peer review is an empty ritual, this episode provides it. Many studies have shown that peer review does not improve the quality of scientific papers. Scientists themselves know it doesn‘t work. Yet the public still regards it as a sign of quality, and says, This paper was peer-reviewed,‘ or ;This paper was not peer-reviewed,‘ as if that meant something. It doesn‘t.
The greatest mystery to me is WHY so many believe it while at the same time there is such a huge amount of evidence that shows it to be nothing more than a massive SCAM.
"Evolution is baseless and quite incredible." ~ Dr Ambrose Fleming, President, British Assoc. Advancement of Science
"It is good to keep in mind ... that nobody has ever succeeded in producing even one new species by the accumulation of micro mutations. Darwin's theory of natural selection has never had any proof, yet it has been universally accepted." ~ Prof. R Goldschmidt PhD, DSc Prof. Zoology, University of Calif.
"The pathetic thing is that we have scientists who are trying to prove evolution, which no scientist can ever prove." ~ Dr Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize winner and eminent scientist
"The theory of evolution suffers from grave defects, which are more and more apparent as time advances. It can no longer square with practical scientific knowledge." ~ Dr A Fleishmann, Zoologist, Erlangen University
"The theory of the transmutation of species is a scientific mistake, untrue in its facts, unscientific in its method, and mischievous in its tendency."~ Prof. J Agassiz, of Harvard
originally posted by: drivers1492
Using false and misrepresented information does nothing to help either side of the argument, pro/against evolution. I just thought you may want to be aware as it appears to be incorrect and is not supported by the original speaker.
The so-called science of evolution contradicts several known scientific laws, it plays fast and loose with the facts, it is dominated by figures who quash dissent and ridicule critics, it offers no scientifically valid basis for testing or falsifying its theories, it has been riddled with fraud and deception from the start, it never admits its mistakes, it has never produced a single piece of irrefutable evidence to prove its claims, it is contradicted by massive gaps in the fossil record, it is plagued by in-fighting and disagreement among its adherents, it has never been observed (even in a laboratory under carefully controlled conditions), and it purports to explain the staggering complexity of the natural world purely on the basis of an almost endless series of fortuitous accidents (not one of which has ever been observed). And they have the audacity to call it a science! By now it ought to be obvious to all but the most obtuse readers that Evolution is not a science but a scam.
The Shameless Fraud known as EVOLUTION
The only way to ignore this fact is to remain completely out of touch with reality, which in turn points us towards the primary agenda behind it.
originally posted by: wonderworld
No, are you retarded? Cant you do a little better than childish nonsense? Lets debate science! Not looney toon pics.
originally posted by: Rob48
And what primary agenda would that be?
Can it be any more sinister than the agenda of religion which has been seeking to subjugate and brainwash humanity for centuries, and keep us all in the dark ages squabbling with one another?
What baffles me so much is WHY so many see the lies behind religion but refuse to see the massive lies hiding behind Darwinism.
originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Rob48
I would love to know this also Murg what agenda do all scientists who study evolution have?. What have they to gain?.
originally posted by: drivers1492
I would hope that's true, but, after you say that's not your MO you immediately spit out a fabrication. It's very disingenuous of you. No one with any merit will deny that there have been scientific fabrications as well as errors. The same can be said of anyone with merit would say the same of those against, in this case evolution, have done the same. Neither side gains anything from the bickering I see in these threads especially the outright lies. I do try not to get involved in the proverbial mud slinging since it seems to be of no real benefit to anyone. So I will simply ask for your opinion. Do you honestly feel that there is a worldwide conspiracy concerning mans origin as well as life? It would mean every esteemed field of science is in cahoots. I can find no reasonable way or reason for this to be the case.
"After forty years of patient study of the crises which faces humanity, I arrived at a very simple conclusion-all conspiracies are Satanic! " Eustace Mullins
"In fact, I point out that all the conspiracies in history - especially during the last 5000 years - are actually different aspects of the same conspiracy. Some people fixed on one aspect of the conspiracy, and say this is the problem, others say another thing, but the thing is all the conspirators work together. All the conspirators are part of the same operation. And this is what people find very reluctant." - Eustace Mullins