Peer think

A "peer reviewed" study/paper/article.
That sounds so fine. It's gone thru a process of harsh scrutiny, to come out at the other end to be published.

"Peer" is a funny word in the context. Can mean e.g. a famous professor gets scrutinized by other famous professors. Behind closed doors. Or it can mean just that they have a common culture and exert peer pressure.

Academics can also really be critical and even hate each other. Or ideas, sometimes unclear which.

A newer (or maybe not?) factor is also that academic journals are increasingly corrupted by corporate interests, or political, or military.

Peer review can mean "group think". Which of course has a very long history in science. Peer shaped: wide base and small heads.