Tagged: Peer Review


Cognitive Dissonance, or: Why I write about GMOs

I’m not a biologist. Or a geneticist. Or even a chemist. Heck, I don’t have any formal training in agriculture, biology or farming. So why am I so pro GMO?


I’m not a Research Parasite. You’re a Data Vulture

There’s a minor philosophical conflict in the academic community today, and it has to do with data sharing. You know, the thing that the internet was literally built to do? A key component of...


Criticism is not censorship

If you follow Vaccine news you’ve probably heard about the new Anti-Vaccine PhD thesis by Judy Wilyman¬†that was recently accepted by the University of Willongong in Australia. It’s entitled¬†A critical analysis of the Australian...


No, a study has not shown that Organic food is “healthier”

This sunday CBS news aired a program about GMOs. I didn’t watch it (I don’t own a TV) but I’ve read a summary on CBS’s website. The CBS news story accurately stated that there’s...


No, your baby won’t be a drug addict if you use your cell phone too much.

UCI needs to fire someone in their News department. A recent announcement by the University of California at Irvine (sister college to my Alma Mater) ran with the headline “Put the cellphone away! Fragmented...

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