Thursday, September 8, 2016

Now the Mayer/McHugh paper is "peer reviewed" according to LifeSite News UPDATED

Jan Bentz at the orthodox Catholic Lifesite News is now claiming that the Lawrence Mayer/Paul McHugh paper on sexuality is peer reviewed. It is not. Since this was a literature review peer review is the only way we have of knowing whether or not it is the product of selective observation. It is most certainly inaccurate and at odds with both investigators' professional organizations.

Update: As of approximately 1:00 PM Thursday, the errors have been corrected. While we differ about just everything they have demonstrated integrity instead of trying to manufacture correctness.

Jan Bentz has no bio. I have no idea who or what he or it is but it writes:
Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer, biostatistician and epidemiologist, and Dr. Paul R. McHugh, distinguished service professor, in the Department of Psychiatry at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine, published the fruit of their endeavor in The New Atlantis. The peer-reviewed report summarizes the evidence of 200 case studies. The results pull the carpet out from underneath pseudo-scientific arguments touted by LGBT lobbyists regarding sexuality in the United States and the world.
Except that the mountain of scientific evidence that contradicts what is little more than a lengthy blog post to a conservative Christian site comes from peer reviewed research published to esteemed scholarly journals. In most cases the review is double-blind. The reviewers don't know who the investigator is and vice versa.

In his headline, Bentz refers to a “peer study.” I have no idea what that is except for a study of one's peers.

I have sent a note to a contact at LSN. Let us see what they do to correct what is either a lie or stupidity (I know, possibly both).

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