Catching Up With Dr. Ketchum’s Bigfoot Research

We have another doctor in the house! Who knew the way to rope scientists into paranormal research was to wait until they become tenured professors? Let’s hope Dr. Tarr provides us with more of these helpful gems in the months to come….

The Center For Bad Ideas

 

Review of “Novel North American Hominins, Next Generation Sequencing of Three Whole Genomes and Associated Studies,” Ketchum et al., 2012

by Guest Blogger,
D. Ellen K. Tarr, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Midwestern University
Glendale, AZ

When this paper first came out, I was too busy to review it and thought that by the time I was able to write a review, there wouldn’t be anything left to say. However, defense of the article continued longer than I thought it would, and some criticized the scientific community for their unwillingness to peer-review the paper. This is a valid criticism, and my colleague, Dr. Tyler Kokjohn, has pointed out that there are members of the scientific community that would have been willing to review the paper. For non-scientist defenders of Dr. Ketchum’s work, I would like to point out that this is not a trivial undertaking. The specifics of the review format…

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