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Re: paper review The world according to whom?

On Sat, 31 Oct 1998 07:31:25 -0800, you wrote:
>Simple errors [...] shouldn't distract from the authors message...
>[TLM - Same is true for Watkinsons' paper, no matter who helps defray the
>cost of his coal bill...]
No, it's not.  There's a vast difference between the two. 

The first is about disregarding form and concentrating on content, which
was what the original comment was about.

The second is about disregarding who financed a paper and how it's contents
are potentially skewed towards that patron's point of view.

Not a lot of people on this list would accept as scientifically unbiased a
paper on the superiority of CCD scanning over CRT scanning if they knew
that the writing of the paper was financed by Philips and Kodak, would

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