Insert “In Soviet Russia…” Joke Here
So I’m browsing through the latest issue of Tectonophysics when I see that “[s]everal long-range seismic profiles were carried out in Russia with Peaceful Nuclear Explosions (PNE).” Holy oxymorirony, Batman! Don’t nuclear arsenals carry a certain amount of bellicosity with them, which can only be removed by a painstaking ceremony involving lots of little children singing songs about friendship?
Did Pavlenkova and Pavlenkova undertake such rituals before running their experiments? They don’t mention it! You sure can get anything through peer review these days… especially if you publish it in journals owned by international arms merchants.