Michael J. Dunn, the editor of Proteomics and a professor at University College Dublin’s Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, told The Chronicle that “it’s not our policy to promote creationism” and added that the journal might retract the article.
As was the case with a less-well-known journal that inadvertently published a creationist paper (The Chronicle, September 24, 2004), the paper in Proteomics had passed peer review. In fact, one of the reviewers for the mitochondria paper, said Mr. Dunn, “does a lot of reviewing for our journal.”
Maybe they ought to lighten that reviewer’s workload, because something slipped by him or her. Or maybe, as some have speculated, something got inserted after the review.