About Rationally Speaking
Rationally Speaking is a blog maintained by Prof. Massimo Pigliucci, a philosopher at the City University of New York. The blog reflects the Enlightenment figure Marquis de Condorcet's idea of what a public intellectual (yes, we know, that's such a bad word) ought to be: someone who devotes himself to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding places where priests, the schools, the government, and all long-established institutions had gathered and protected them." You're welcome. Please notice that the contents of this blog can be reprinted under the standard Creative Commons license.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Rationally Speaking podcast: Peer Review
In this episode, Massimo and Julia open up the black box of peer review, explaining how the process originated, how it works, and what's wrong with it.
They also try brainstorming ways it could be fixed, and ask: how is the Internet changing the way we do research?