Monday, October 30, 2017

Grundig og lettlest gjennomtenkning av åpen fagfellevurdering!

En av verdens beste matematikere og åpen vitenskapsredaktører Timothy Gowers har skrevet et fantastisk essay i The Times Literary Supplement med overskriften "The End of an Error?" Avslutningen er bare en av en rekke gode resonnementer som treffer blink:

An alternative system would almost certainly not be perfect, but to insist on perfection, given the imperfections of the current system, is nothing but status quo bias. To guard against this, imagine that an alternative system were fully established and see whether you can mount a convincing argument for switching to what we have now, where all the valuable commentary would be hidden away and we would have to pay large sums of money to read each other’s writings. You would be laughed out of court.

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