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post Dec 6 2017, 11:45 AM
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Describing what are obviously craters as "small conical hills" ... maybe this paper is a better fit for viXra.org instead.


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post Dec 6 2017, 01:49 PM
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QUOTE (antipode @ Dec 6 2017, 06:31 AM) *
Is this a joke?

https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1712/1712.01320.pdf

I get that its a preprint archive and all that, but....sheesh

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This is great - perhaps one of the most endearingly mis-guided and unintentionally hilarious things I've seen in a while.
It actually has the line, "Those beauties are really in the eyes of a beholder." on page 4. Figure 39 nearly made me spit coffee over my keyboard.

But if you think that garbage only appears in arXiv, try this paper of dubious statistical quality, which I have to assume was peer reviewed by an actual human being...

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-13355-7
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post Dec 7 2017, 12:01 AM
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QUOTE (antipode @ Dec 6 2017, 07:31 AM) *
Is this a joke?

https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1712/1712.01320.pdf

I get that its a preprint archive and all that, but....sheesh

I don't follow the earth and planetary subject area, but the main physics/astro/cosmo areas are extremely well controlled and a paper like this would not get through.

This author hasn't appeared on the arxiv before so would've needed endorsement, which I think is more or less automatic if you have an email address from a known institution. His email address is from the Nauchno-Issledovatel'skiy Fiziko-Khimicheskiy Institut Im. L. Ya. Karpova so that may have let him in easily. But that's a chemistry institute so it's unclear if he has any planetary science training.

The postings are also supposed to be moderated and he's clearly slipped through that net.
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post Dec 7 2017, 03:50 AM
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Well that was painful.
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post Dec 7 2017, 04:35 AM
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I very rarely post anything here apart from me giving valuable money to keep this wonderful site alive and running.

Even former editors of peer reviewed journals have said that up to 40% of all stuff that appears in peer reviewed journals are either of very poor poor quality or even worse a lot of the medical science stuff that appears cannot be re-produced by future research or was constructed is such a way to make the re-production of prior results all but impossible.




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QUOTE (fredk @ Dec 7 2017, 01:01 AM) *
The postings are also supposed to be moderated and he's clearly slipped through that net.

I pointed this out and they agreed it was missed by the area moderators. The preprint has been bumped down from astro-ph.EP to the scrapheap - physics.gen-ph.
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post Dec 8 2017, 12:04 AM
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hilariously painful indeed! gave up trying to find a timestamp of April 1st, but seems like too much effort went into it to just be a joke..
had the same reaction to figure 39, it perfectly sums up the paper in its own succinct meme...
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