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Bact PhD

Member Since 08 January 2012 - 11:28 PM
Offline Last Active Oct 27 2020 10:44 AM

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In Topic: Peer review ring uncovered, 60 scholarly articles retracted

26 October 2020 - 06:08 PM

View PostLFC, on 26 October 2020 - 01:37 PM, said:

I'm resurrecting this golden-oldie thread with an article a strange group that is publishing bogus and sometimes outright insane "scientific" papers at a staggering rate. It's really tough to pin down who is simply attacking the peer review process and who is just nuckin' futs. W...T...F?

It's really a "golden oldie" thread -- I don't even remember it, but I didn't start posting here on any kind of a regular basis until later that year, once Dear Daughter was away at college.

Maybe a little bit of both? I got the sense that trolling the system seemed to be very much a part of their game, but some of the stuff just sounds like it came out of a bad sci-fi novel.

It bugs the shit out of me, however, that that sort of dreck even made to to the review process in many of those instances. One of the functions of the Editor-in-Chief, or the Associate Editor who gets the submitted MS, it to determine whether the MS even fits the scope of the journal in question. Some of it, that would be like me trying to submit my vaccine work of a couple of decades ago to The Journal of Organic Chemistry ...it don't work, mate! Somebody(-ies) have been asleep at the switch. And this at a time when trust in our scientific institutions is needed more than ever.


In Topic: The Lincoln Project and Other “Republican Turncoat” Advertisers

24 October 2020 - 08:37 PM

 Rue Bella, on 24 October 2020 - 10:41 AM, said:



Good. Sue them. Bring even more free attention to Trumpian indifference.

LP strikes back:


The tl;dr version: Go ahead, make my day!

In Topic: The MAGAt Thread

23 October 2020 - 07:21 PM

One of the reports—don’t recall which—laid out the story that the $500K was supposedly an inheritance. Now, I don’t know about you, but if I just inherited $500 K, I wouldn’t be carrying it around in small bills in my personal vehicle.

In Topic: The Lincoln Project and Other “Republican Turncoat” Advertisers

23 October 2020 - 11:17 AM

 Rue Bella, on 23 October 2020 - 10:36 AM, said:

LP, Trump's 'healthcare plan':

AKA “Godot”

Alternatively, it’s the “Little Orphan Annie” plan —“The plan will come out, in 2 weeks/Betcha bottom dollar that’s in 2 weeks ...it’s only two weeeeeks asawaaaayy!”

In Topic: Domestic Terrorism, American Fascism, Trump, and the Republicans

22 October 2020 - 07:07 PM

View PostLFC, on 22 October 2020 - 05:09 PM, said:

TPM's guide to the risk of militia domestic terrorist activity. And Pennsylvania is one of them.


Swing states in the upcoming election are at “heightened risk,” the report found, and specifically state capitals and so-called “periphery” towns that offer natural meeting points in suburban and rural areas.