In the wake of recent Global Warming studies that have turned out to be....shall we say deficient, you hear a lot of talk about "Peer Review". When the East Anglia University emails surfaced, Global Warming advocates told us that the key was "Peer Review". The studies they relied on were subject to "Peer Review", you see. Thus, the "science is settled" in the words of Al Gore. Well, recently, we have seen surface another "scientific study" in California that was apparently "reviewed" by some of the people who had participated in the study. So I must say that I am less than impressed by all this talk of peer review.
Here is how the whole process works as I see it:
Step 1: The study is submitted.
Step 2: The study is reviewed:
"Looks OK to me."
Step 3: The study is reviewed again by a panel of "peers".
"It's unanimous, gentlemen. The science is settled."
Step 4: The results are published.
Step 5: Nobel Prizes are awarded.
Step 6: Laws are passed.
Step 7: Then we find out it's all.....
All one big vicious circle if you ask me.
Oh, by the way, you simply MUST read this wonderful book. I reviewed it myself. Two thumbs up as they say.