Posted by jim matthews on February 16, 2006 at 15:53:07:
In Reply to: Re: For Gawds sake people lets get some perspective posted by AND on February 16, 2006 at 12:20:52:
I have had three books published with three different academic publishers, and each one received four peer-reviews before being published. It takes a long long time, but it gets done. Other use three or two peer reviews, but all (and I mean ALL) academic presses use the peer-review system or they wouldn't be taken seriously. I'm afraid you can believe or disbelieve it all you like. i am currently reading two books for peer-review. It is simply part of a normal academic job to read books to be in consideration for publication. I never said all academic books get four peer-reviews, i said that all respected academic presses use the peer review system for the books they publish.
I never abused any mother who uses any prescribed drug - but we need to recognise that doctors are too eager to prescribe drugs and we are all too eager to demand them. This is also a well-documented phenomenon. I am getting at a much deeper issue, which would question the very reliability of the models for testing and analysing the results of studies which recommend such drugs in the first place. i would suggest you read the respected work of the renowed historian of science Thomas Kuhn about paradigm shifts in science. I am not one for accepting the validity of studies simply because they were carried out by men in white coats and then reviewed by their peers. I can apply critical intelligence to what i am being told.
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