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Message 18 of 94 (392745)
04-02-2007 1:17 AM
Reply to: Message 12 by Chiroptera
04-01-2007 5:24 PM


No mystery
Chiroptera writes:
Now why in the world would they publish the fact that they discarded the dates, for the entire world to read, if there was something fishy going on?

It may be otherwise but there's a pretty simple and obvious answer. Submit a paper with a "wrong" date and you don't get published. So even if one of the other dates is more strongly indicated, the safe bet is to publish the "correct" date, and then include the information on other dates for completeness.

Too bad it's for pay. I'd be curious to see how much camoflague, if any, was applied to the other dates. Might be they smuggled some truth past the gatekeepers.


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Message 20 of 94 (392762)
04-02-2007 7:12 AM
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04-02-2007 1:20 AM


Re: No mystery
DrJones* writes:
Wrong. Scientists get recognized by overturning the status quo, not by plodding along continually reaffirming it. If someone had a paper with a "wrong" date and the science checked out the journals would be falling over themselves to publish it.

Sure. And the science can't be "checked out" if it isn't published.

Catch-22


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