To be informed best of scientific discovery (which is disclosed to the public), one should seek out the publication of such discoveries which have already been through a “rigorous” process of vetting – versus relying solely on social media posts/videos to “tell the story.”

Ironically, on a Facebook post by Katie Everson, I found an explanation of the publication process generally utilized in academia:

Additionally, ranking of journals is widely used in academia as a measure of the journal’s quality and impact.  In this regard, there are several evaluative factors which rank journals for the purpose of suggesting the relative value of a journal in its discipline. But, that could be the subject of another post!

It’s a process . . . 

Thank you, Dr. Everson for your post!