Not sure how this made it through proofreading, peer review, and copyediting. Via http://t.co/sWaswaM2X4 #addedvalue pic.twitter.com/8krLlvthAr
— Dave Harris (@davidjayharris) November 10, 2014
We're told that peer review is the quality control mechanism for scientific papers - Global Warming will be THERMAGEDDON because of Peer Review®. Well, nazzo fast:
Click through the link for another equally funny peer reviewed slip up.By now we all know, or ought to know, that just because something is published in a peer-reviewed academic journal doesn’t mean it’s true. But we can at least assume it's been proofread, right?
Apparently not. A priceless gaffe, which has been making the rounds of academic Twitter this week, is Exhibit A.
The answer, of course, is not better peer review. The answer is experimental confirmation of results. Without confirmation you might get weird results, like the climate models all missing out on a near 20 year lack of warming.
But hey, they're Peer Reviewed®!