Monday, September 27, 2010

Science publication 2.0

Here's how the power structure which consolidated within the scientific community is getting dissolved...  Oh, don't tell me you thought that science was objective...  Science is highly instrumentalized and used by different centers of power! One lever of control is the publication process. This is how they manufacture truth. Is it in  Nature or Science? Then it MUST be true...

I am a scientist myself, I believe that the scientific method is a valuable tool to acquire practical knowledge about our physical environment. Don't get me wrong... I am not telling you no to believe in science. What I am telling you is that scientific knowledge is never clear cut, there is always debate, and because of this reason there is room to temporarily influence the scientific community and the public as well.

Do you want a good example of mixing science with politics, economy and finance? The debate around climate change... There might be negative anthropogenic climate change. But one thing is clear, the hype around this subject became exaggerated. It was infused with pseudo science, emotions, irrationality, etc. What's the drive behind it? Follow the money! The entire "market-based" solution, including a global carbon tax and strict regulations are designed to strengthen the grip on power of the global financial and economical cabal. I am not saying we are not damaging our environment! I am just saying that this debate was intrumentalized by the global elite in order to strengthen their global system of economical enslavement. The science was compromised under tremendous pressures, publications were filtered, data was massaged, etc.

A new European-funded initiative is advocating an entirely new system of science publishing, in which scientists avoid the hassles of traditional peer review by taking a quietly radical step: post their results on their websites.  
As the news release for Liquid Publication simply states: "Don't print it; post it." To disseminate the information, the program has a software platform that lets other scientists search for what's been posted, leave comments, link related works, and gather papers and information into their own personalized online journals -- all for free. Read more: Publish or post? - The Scientist - Magazine of the Life Sciences 

See also the Scientific Oeuvre article and concept.

If you are interested in participating in discussions around this subject become a member of Science 2.0 on LinkedIn, or of Science 2.0 & Publication 2.0 group on Research Gate

By AllOfUs

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