Anonymous now has more credibility than all four big US cable
news channels and the big newspapers combined.
This is due to the fact that while they and their sources are …anonymous..
they manage to find verifiable information.
This claim is different. IF this
is true there are only TWO ways NASA could have found proof of extraterrestrial
life. SETI has intercepted a convincingly
strong source of intelligently engineered radio from a known habitable zone Kepler
Open science communication is not a new idea but the idea of doing the composition of a paper on a cloud based, search indexed, public platform where anyone can see how the sausage is made is. Authorea is just such a platform and I am using it to put the finishing touches on a paper dealing with a true theory of everything (a field of study littered with corpses so suffice it to say I may well be wrong like everyone else who has tried.) the main topic of this blog is to be the act of publishing on Authorea or a similar platform vs traditional LaTeX editing.
Authoring with Authorea
so-called "March for Science
" will occur April 22nd 2017. I have half a mind to show up either wearing a sing extolling the climate change fighting virtues of nuclear power
OR with a petition to ban dihydrogen monoxide AND another petition banning all use of vaccines. I'll bet I'd get at least 1 out of every 10 people at any such march to sign for those bans.
The arXiv.org (said as archive) is one of the oldest websites on the internet and
serves as a curated collection of scholarly preprints submitted by recognized
scientist. I even have a paper there on
massive star formation (arXiv:1311.3983).
I tried to publish in another area and they say submit to a journal and
get feedback. Then a favorable review
isn’t enough, so I need to get it published.
Then in a subsequent email from
them, I must get it published in a “mainstream journal” with no guarantee that
being published in any journal would do the trick.
Jeffery Beall was keeper of a controversial list of predatory publishers that has been shut down
. A big problem with this list is it was academically classist and biased towards journals in non-English speaking countries. Rather than trash the idea of a list of predatory journals, I propose the idea of a non-comprehensive white list of journals combined with a list of questions one can ask for "is this journal predatory?".