“Peer review, while advertised as ensuring the veracity of published material, does not actually do this. Numerous frauds have been documented. Rather, it serves to enforce the orthodoxy of the ruling paradigm. This is well illustrated by the experience of Dr Mary Schweitzer, who first discovered soft tissue in dinosaur bones: ”I had one reviewer tell me that he didn’t care what the data said, he knew that what I was finding wasn’t possible,” says Schweitzer. ”I wrote back and said, ’Well, what data would convince you?’ And he said, ‘None.’”
Truth is not determined by the number of people that believe something to be true. Neither is it proven by their positions in politics or academia, nor the amount of money spent on their viewpoints.
Cosmology, geology, and palaeontology/evolution are all attempts to reconstruct the history of the universe, the Earth and life on Earth respectively. They have all been captured by ruling paradigms – big bang, uniformitarianism and neo-Darwinism respectively – that cannot be directly tested by repeatable experiments. These paradigms are all based on the philosophical assumption of naturalism – that nature is all that exists – that, a priori, decrees that God does not exist (or at least, made no practical difference to natural history). Peer review and the publication process ensure that no other perspective is allowed.”
Read more details of Dr. Jim Mason’s story here: https://www.premierchristianity.com/features/why-im-finally-a-young-earth-creationist/5327.article