In support of creative and useful science

Evaluating scientific work is no easy task. Those who claim they can provide a strict system are misled.

They cant; science as a reflection of reality and truth is too complex and varied. However, their advocacy is currently spreading like wildfire to journals, examiners, universities, grants committees and others. By denying the complexity and variety of science, a community of academic and political power-centers is reducing science to a bureaucratic and political system, a planned economy. No doubt guidelines and criteria can provide useful checklists for assessing journal articles but they are not sufficient as they only cater for certain aspects. Here are ten comments and objections. . (to be continued)

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