Peer review is not a panacea for woo

by dixie

Two weekends of actually doing stuff have led to a dearth of blogging. I won’t abandon y’all in the South, it’s just that the Atlanta blogs are going to take another week for me to get to you.

In the meantime, I offer a head-twistingly ludicrous paper published in a peer review journal owned by a reputable academic publisher: “Schizophrenia or Possession?”. There’s a summary (okay, biased, but I’m in the choir it’s preaching to) that includes an invited comment from the editor here. Unless it comes to light that believing in a schizophrenic’s demons is a valid way of treating the disorder, I can’t really see how this adds to any scholarly discussion on the topic.

And yet, this is a published paper the author can put on his CV.