The Danger of Peer Review

He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet. And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.

(Psalms 18:9-12) KJV

Dark matter doesn’t exist. However it’s necessary, in the popular science paradigm (SciPop), because the firmament is the source of gravitational interaction which keeps the universe in its current stable state.

The presence of the firmament is is a conclusion which may be deduced, and therefore the observed effect of the presence of the firmament has to be accounted for. Black holes were a temporary solution which didn’t work out. Dark matter is a place holder term for something that we know has to be there but which we can’t see.

We can’t detect dark matter, we can’t test for it therefore it isn’t falsifiable. Since a hypothesis can only be scientific if it is testable and falsifiable, the hypothesis of dark matter fails. Dark matter is unscientific. All of the supposed evidence for dark matter is circumstantial. Yet Peer Review says:

Don’t worry about it. All the experts agree that dark matter solves our problem, so we’re keeping it.

– Peer Review

That’s what happened to Immanuel Velikovsky. He got Peer Reviewed into oblivion. What he did, however, was pull together so many loose ends of evidence that the knot he tied was a vexation and an embarrassment to science.

Peer review is the collective will of society which promotes our existential hope of eternal oblivion; it maintains the internal logical consistency of the popular science paradigm (SciPop); it’s inductive, reductive, circular reasoning designed to rationalize leaps of faith. It’s the padded rail around the intellectual play pen where you’re allowed to think; the blind leading the blind. A ruling deity in the atheist pantheon, the subject of a lot of special pleading.

– Peer Review, definition

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