Monday, 7 November 2011


David Trafimow and Stephen Rice ask "What if Social Scientists had Reviewed Great Scientific Works of the Past?" (HT: @JavierAparicio). Here's the summary of reasons for rejecting a circular earth, Newton's laws of motion, and Borlaug's Green revolution, among others.
I'm reminded of the number of rejects Gordon Tullock received.

I suppose Table 1 will be of value to referees in a hurry to come up with reasons for rejecting submissions.

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