Cannon fodder are expendable soldiers deployed as "food" for enemy cannon fire when there is no hope of ultimately prevailing: generals dispose of "worthless" soldiers by sacrificing them to the cannon. Here, I adopt the term Canon fodder to describe contrarian scientific concepts dismissed because they do not conform to conventional wisdom: reviewers dispose of "unworthy" science by sacrificing it to the canon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)584-586
Number of pages3
JournalCirculation research
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 19 2016


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