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Physicists have no outlet for expressing their views—especially unorthodox views—on the nature of the scientific method and/or social structures affecting their research because journals for physicists are solely dedicated to research. This book aims to fill this current gap in the literature with a sample of critical papers.
Physicists have no outlet for expressing their views—especially unorthodox views—on the nature of the scientific method and/or social structures affecting their research because journals for physicists are solely dedicated to research. This book aims to fill this current gap in the literature with a sample of critical papers.

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AGAINST THE TIDE
A Critical Review by Scientists of How Physics and Astronomy Get Done
 Martín López Corredoira &Carlos Castro Perelman (Eds.)
 
 Against the Tide
2
Against the Tide. A Critical Review by Scientists of How Physics and Astronomy Get DoneCopyright © 2008 Martín López CorredoiraFree distribution of the electronic copy of this book is allowed.Paperback copy of the Universal Publ. version (with an extra chapter) at www.universal-publishers.com
 
 López Corredoira & Castro Perelman (Eds.)
3
CONTENTS
FOREWORD, BY M. LÓPEZ CORREDOIRA
 
AND C. CASTRO PERELMAN....................................................5
 
CHALLENGING DOMINANT PHYSICS PARADIGMS,
 
BY J. M. CAMPANARIO AND B. MARTIN.............9
 
U
NDERSTANDING CHALLENGES
....................................................................................................................................11
 
I
NVESTIGATING DISSENT IN PHYSICS
.............................................................................................................................15
 
H
OW TO MOUNT A CHALLENGE
.....................................................................................................................................17
 
F
UNDING
.......................................................................................................................................................................17
 
P
UBLISHING
..................................................................................................................................................................18
 
S
URVIVING ATTACK
......................................................................................................................................................20
 
C
ONCLUSION
................................................................................................................................................................21
 
THE GOLD EFFECT: ODYSSEY OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH,
 
BY W. KUNDT.............................................27
 
B
ECOMING A MEMBER OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY
................................................................................................27
 
I
DEAL WORKING CONDITIONS
.......................................................................................................................................29
 
C
ONFLICTING OPINIONS
,
OR THE
NIH
EFFECT
...............................................................................................................30
 
M
Y LIFE
-
LONG DIRECTORSHIP AT
E
RICE
,
WHICH LASTED TWO YEARS
..........................................................................33
 
M
ISSING QUOTATIONS
,
OMITTED INVITATIONS
,
AND REJECTIONS BY ANONYMOUS REFEREES
......................................35
 
R
ELIABILITY OF FRONT
-
LINE PHYSICS
,
OR MY GROWING LIST OF ALTERNATIVES
.........................................................36
 
U
PS AND DOWNS ON INTERNATIONAL STAGES
..............................................................................................................40
 
MY STRUGGLE WITH GINSPARG (ARXIV.ORG) AND THE ROAD TO CYBERIA: A SCIENTIFIC-GULAG IN CYBERSPACE,
 
BY C. CASTRO PERELMAN....................................................................................43
 
T
HE TROUBLES BEGAN WITH THE
N
UCLEAR
P
HYSICS
B
JOURNAL
................................................................................43
 
T
HE INSULTS
,
MULTILAYERED LIES AND THREATS FROM
G
INSPARG
.............................................................................45
 
T
HE ANALYSIS OF THE MULTILAYERED LIES AND THREATS FROM
G
INSPARG
...............................................................46
 
T
HE RESPONSE OF THE
CTSPS
TO
G
INSPARG
'
S INSULTS
,
OFFENSES AND THREATS
.......................................................47
 
I
AM FULLY BLACKLISTED SINCE THE BEGINNINGS OF
2003..........................................................................................49
 
How I avoided Ginsparg's radar for a period of Time.............................................................................................49
 
T
HE TRAPPINGS BEHIND THE BLACKMAIL OFFER FROM THE AR
X
IV
.
ORG
.......................................................................50
 
L
ETTERS FROM THE CO
-
DIRECTOR OF
CTSPS
IN
A
TLANTA TO THE AR
X
IV
.
ORG
...........................................................51
 
C
ONCLUSIONS
:
A
C
ATCH
-22
SITUATION WHEN
CERN
 
(G
ENEVE
,
 
S
WITZERLAND
)
TERMINATES THEIR EXTERNALPREPRINT SERVER FOR BLACKLISTED SCIENTISTS
.........................................................................................................52
 
T
HE DIRE CONSEQUENCES OF BEING BLACKLISTED BY THE AR
X
IV
.
ORG AT
C
ORNELL
..................................................53
 
U
PDATES
......................................................................................................................................................................55
 
BASIC CAUSE OF CURRENT CORRUPTION IN AMERICAN SCIENCE,
 
BY J. MARVIN HERNDON......57
 
R
ECOMMENDATIONS FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGES IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PEER REVIEW
:
A CONTRAST TO CURRENTPROCEDURES SET FORTH IN THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
......................................................................59
 
Introduction.............................................................................................................................................................59
 
Critique of Bulletin.................................................................................................................................................60
 
Recommendations for systemic changes in the administration of peer review.......................................................61
 
Appendix.................................................................................................................................................................62
 
THE STATE OF THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN ROMANIA, ITS CAUSES AND MEASURES TO BEENFORCED TO REDRESS IT,
 
BY M. APOSTOL...................................................................................................63
 
T
HE STATE
....................................................................................................................................................................63
 
T
HE CAUSES
..................................................................................................................................................................70
 
Research-production confusion...............................................................................................................................70
 
Technological transfer.............................................................................................................................................71
 
Motivation...............................................................................................................................................................72
 
The illegitimate status.............................................................................................................................................79
 
M
EASURES
....................................................................................................................................................................81
 
SCIENTIFIC AND POLITICAL ELITES IN WESTERN DEMOCRACIES,
 
BY H. C. ARP...............................85
 
E
VOLUTION OF AN ELITE INTO AN OLIGARCHY
.............................................................................................................85
 
E
XAMPLES OF INTRINSIC REDSHIFTS AND NON
B
IG
B
ANG COSMOLOGY
........................................................................86
 
C
AN
A
CADEMIA REFORM
?............................................................................................................................................90
 

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