Peer review is a lugubrious method whereby an author's research paper is fed, naked, via an editor to the red pen of another expert or, more commonly, experts in the same academic field. If you're reading this article, you're probably more or less a paleontologist and, admittedly, the same could be said by your colleagues in other areas of academic endeavor; however, I'm a paleontologist writing for paleontologists, so you're reading this here. If the red pens scribble lightly, the paper probably will be published eventually after a certain amount of tinkering and modification to satisfy both reviewer(s) and editor(s)....

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