Truthiverse with Brendan D. Murphy

Episode 27: Is Science Broken? The Failure of Peer Review (Especially in Medicine)

March 6th, 2021  •  30 mins 49 secs  •  Download (28.2 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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There is an awareness emerging that something has gone drastically wrong in the hallowed halls of the Temple of Science. What was once thought to be the noble pursuit of truth now turns out far too often to be the distortion of reality for financial gain. One of the culprits is the catastrophic failure of quality controls to vet and weed out junk science - particularly the toothless "peer review" process. Editors of the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine are among the foremost voices criticising the toxic coopting of medical science by the pharmaceutical industry, and the devolution of journals into information laundering stages for Big Pharma. But this is merely the tip of a wretched iceberg indeed...