To Advocate or Not?

To Advocate or Not?

There are 1 comment on the The Scientist story from Jun 18, 2012, titled To Advocate or Not?. In it, The Scientist reports that:

Erica Fleishman of the University of California, Davis, learned last Thursday that she would no longer serve as editor-in-chief of Conservation Biology , where she has worked 25- to 30-hour weeks for more than 2 years.

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Since: Apr 12

Israel

#1 Jun 18, 2012
Enlightenment?

Theories, Blind men-Elephant And Peer-Review

A. Theory, the first of several definitions:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the...
The analysis of a set of facts in their relation to one another.

B. Enlightenment, a philosophical movement of the 18th century, characterized by belief in the power of human reason and by innovations in political, religious, and educational doctrine.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/enligh...

C. The tale re the blind men and elephant:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_men_and_an...

D. Peer-review:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pee...
A process by which something proposed (as for research or publication) is evaluated by a group of experts in the appropriate field.

E. AAAS peer-review:
http://universe-life.com/2011/01/25/hope-for-...
http://universe-life.com/2011/06/11/for-a-sci...

F. What kind of enlightenment can re-evolve in a counter-enlightenment culture, in which scientific theories postulated by “blind men” are selectively “certified” or “rejected” by an omnipotent religious blind-men trade-union-association?

Dov Henis (comments from 22nd century)
http://universe-life.com/2011/12/13/21st-cent...
http://universe-life.com/2012/02/03/universe-...

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