History of Earth as a clock

The fossils records were the only prove when it comes to origin of life and its evolution, that was the past. With radioisotopes dating we have known more

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Why write a science blog – the reasons

Coming from ‘cell’ and ‘relics’ put together, cellrelics.com was registered because the cooler space science related names are already taken. My friends keep on asking me about the purpose of doing this blog, and i almost always replied that i am doing this to get women’s attention. Since online dating is the new way to meet potential love; so why not have a blog to show off your ambitions to future partners.

Now on the nobler part of my intentions; here it goes

Science should be freely available to the public. Despite taxpayers money being used for most grants and post-grad scholarships, the fruits of science are only enjoyed within the academic and research community. Its rather ridiculous when a layperson wants to get his hands on scientific literature, he/she has to pay for it. If you don’t believe me please visit Sciencedirect or Taylor&Francis, these brands are a norm for researchers. Also look at their free sample journals, please take a look at the acknowledgment section; most likely you will see the authors stating that the $$$ is coming from some national/governmental organization, which means your money. By the way, when i use the word ‘scientific journals’ i do mean peer reviewed journals, which means that the data and science has been reviewed from another equally qualified scientist. The reason i am mentioning this is simply because you can get journals which are NOT peer reviewed and are made available. You can find them from pharmaceutical and food related industries, they constantly produce “journals” telling you how their products are scientifically proven. So the next time someone tells you that product X is scientifically proven, ask them if the scientifically proven paper is peer reviewed or not. Always remember, that real science only comes from peer reviewed journals.

So with all the mentioned reasons above, this blog was created to act as a platform where available literature are made understandable to the mass. I do hope that someday, scientific journals becomes completely open access. For now there are some notable ones such as PLoS, which is incidentally highly regarded.

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