Michael Neilsen posted an excellent article this morning Three myths of scientific peer review. He points out that peer review has only become common in the last 40 or 50 years. Maybe a few years from now someone will write an article looking back at how reproducible research came to be de rigueur. No one questions whether peer review is a good thing, though many people have complaints about the current system and argue about ways to make it better. Maybe the same will be said for reproducible research some day.