“Modern science has added another step to the scientific method that you didn’t learn in third grade: publish your results. Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals are arguably the most important avenue for scientists to follow the research of others and share their own research with other scientists or the public. However, the rise of academic publishing companies as insanely profitable businesses and the intense pressure on scientists to publish has poked so many holes in the scientific method that it now resembles an undergrad’s lab coat after experiments with sulfuric acid.”

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