The majority of journalists and some members of the public tend to regard the peer review system as a vital part of the scientific process.

If a new piece of research is published they will dismiss it as worthless if it hasn’t been ‘peer reviewed’.

I’ve got bad news for them.

The peer review system is not just worthless – it is dangerous and designed to perpetuate errors, misconceptions and faulty reasoning.

The problem is that the ‘peers’ who are chosen to ‘review’ a scientific paper or a piece of scientific research will invariably be members of a small…


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Source: Dr Vernon Coleman - MB ChB DSc Read the original article here: