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We talked to Hiroja Shibe about the political, social and economic forces driving people around the world to cryptocurrency.
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So, what filters do we have against bad science?
 
No evidence that peer review improves papers or detects errors or fraud

Says Richard Smith, former editor (1991-2004) of the British Medical Journal.  And he has some numbers to back it up, as during his time as an editor he send a paper to 300 referees, just to see what would happen. The results were not encouraging.

'He added that peer review was too slow, expensive and burdensome on reviewers’ time. It was also biased against innovative papers and was open to abuse by the unscrupulous. He said science would be better off if it abandoned pre-publication peer review entirely and left it to online readers to determine “what matters and what doesn’t”.'

The proposed solution is a bit too radical to me (having seen what cranks on the internet can do), but I understand where he is coming from. (And then cranks will do whatever they want to do anyway, peer review or not, so maybe I am overly careful.)
Peer review is a sacred cow that is ready to be slain, a former editor-in-chief of the British Medical Journal has said
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+Paul Carr I'd imagine that is more due to the current state of peer review, not because of the process itself.

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Of course, you are correct. But that effect can only go so far, as I am not myself an expert in any field of science. While I would suspect that my level of scientific literacy is a good deal higher than the average, the general population is in much the same boat, and we must turn to the experts in the end.
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I'm trying something new with this new podcast - at least, I think it's new. This is a freewheeling, unscripted, unedited, semi-live podcast that brings together a panel to focus on a particular topic area. What is new (AFAIK), is that I have put out the word that ANYONE who is capable of conducting themselves in an mature manner and checking into a Google Hangout can be on the panel. So far, I have 45 people on the panel pool and have had 6 panelists in the first three episodes - hopefully adding one this week. My stretch goal is 100 panelists in the first 50 episodes.

I anyone else has experience with open participation, please let me know what you have learned so far.
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If you know anything cooler of late than this whole supervoid thing, please let me know.
Abstract: We use the WISE-2MASS infrared galaxy catalog matched with Pan-STARRS1 (PS1) galaxies to search for a supervoid in the direction of the Cosmic Microwave Background Cold Spot. Our imaging catalog has median redshift $z\simeq 0.14$, and we obtain photometric redshifts from PS1 optical ...
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What do we really know about exoplanet habitability? I asked the expert.
Download the .mp3 directly Abel Mendez We talk to planetary scientist and astrobiologist Abel Mendez about what is presently understood about the habitability of exoplanets, and the habitable exoplanet catalog. Music by DJ S...
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I think I can see where this whole cryptocurrency thing is going.

And, risks and all, I like it.
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A reading of the Nakamoto paper.
This show Musings Of A Shibe is about the Altcoin Dogecoin, Peer to Peer Systems, and the Sharing Economy. Each week as your host Hiroja Shibe : I give weekly updates on news, events, and convey what is happening with in these communities. I also reach to members from these communities to give you interviews from the various developers and participates of these communities. This show will break down what each of these subjects are in an ea...
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Hard to believe it would fly in much of the world, where they still pretty much just use cash, as in much of Japan.
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I think this whole supervoid story is pretty cool. We don't normally do straight up astronomy stories on the Wow! Signal, but this may be the universe trying to tell  us something (metaphorically), even weirder than the other unsolved mysteries of the the cosmos, so I'm going to tey and get someone on to explain it to us.
Abstract: We use the WISE-2MASS infrared galaxy catalog matched with Pan-STARRS1 (PS1) galaxies to search for a supervoid in the direction of the Cosmic Microwave Background Cold Spot. Our imaging catalog has median redshift $z\simeq 0.14$, and we obtain photometric redshifts from PS1 optical ...
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Space Systems Engineer, blogger, podcaster, investigator
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I suffer from a low curiosity threshold.  I am a space systems engineer, blogger, podcaster and a skeptical but open-minded investigator.   Especially interested in space, astronomy, and the search for intelligent ETs.  Although most of my G+ posts are science or space related, I also spout off on music from time, totally unqualified though I am.

Trying to keep my middle-aged body in shape and a bit safer by learning Krav Maga.  Train at Pure Performance Martial Arts in Rockville, Maryland.

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Blogging at disownedsky.blogspot.com
Podcast information at wowsignalpodcast.com 
info on investigations at aerial-phenomenon.org 
Follow me on Twitter @PaulDCarr

I am not a member of any political tribe.
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I killed a satellite in space. On purpose. Also, earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do at age 45.
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Space Mission Systems Engineer
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Exactly failing to please the eye. Getting the hang of Thursdays (often enough). Looming. Shouting (I'm really very good at shouting). Space mission design, analysis and execution.
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