Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 1, The Science of Biology - Standardized Text Prep - Page 31: 1



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Scientists have their work reviewed by peers who remain anonymous so they can share their work with the scientific community and to make sure that their work meets the standards of the scientific community. The general public cannot review a scientist's work because, usually, the public is not well versed in the area of work in which the researcher is engaged. The researcher's friends would not be good reviewers of his or her work because they would be biased toward the researcher. Lawmakers would not be good reviewers because they may have an agenda to accept or reject a researcher's work. Also, lawmakers generally are not experts in the scientific field of the researcher.
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