And who exactly would Mother Goose’s “peers” be? Peter Rabbit and Squirrel Nutkin?

My PhD is four years old, and has long lost what transient lustre it held for me. Yet I’m somehow still involved in never-ending rounds of revision on a paper based on graduate work to which I will never return. As captured in this SCQ piece, Mother Goose and the Scientific Review Process, the whims of reviewers truly are beyond the ken of mortal man (or woman).

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