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    Re: Latitude by Lunar Distance
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2006 Oct 17, 04:48 -0400

    Fred wrote:
    > I agree that it would be nice for Frank to write up his method and
    > publish it in a peer-reviewed journal.  I disagree, however, on
    > relying on the fact of publication in a peer-reviewed journal in
    > assessing the value of an idea. It has only tangential bearing on the
    > intrinsic value of an idea, in my opinion.  There's plenty of crap
    > published in peer-reviewed journals, and some gems that never see the
    > light of day in same.  Counting peer-reviewed publications is a
    > reliable, objective metric of scholarly production, but more for bean
    > counters than scholars.  We should be able to vet Frank's idea very
    > well right here in our own little sandbox.
    Well said Fred. Peer-reviewed journals--the acid test for the
    Bogdanov/Bogdanoff brothers Ph.D. degrees!
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