Quite true. The issue of the peer review process is an ongoing one. Sometimes the bias of the peers gets in the way.
But that’s troubles at the top.
Someone publishes a study that your cat doesn’t love you. It goes viral. “See, told you so” etc.
I looked at the study. It was a 12 cat study and the metrics they used for the love metrics for dogs.
It was ridiculous. Publishable? Sure. Good methodology? Mostly.
But the setup? The conclusion? The resulting viral-ness of it?
Was it science?
Eh, minimally. Mostly clickbait. 12 cats. I’ve seen studies done with 9 people. That’s a study? Meh.