Re: [asa] Ottawa Citizen: The Skeptics Are Vindicated

From: Schwarzwald <>
Date: Wed Nov 25 2009 - 19:39:11 EST


Oh, give me a break. If you mistyped, that's one thing, but it's not like I
took you drastically out of proportion here (and considering the context of
the discussion, the reaction is amusing). And the suggestion that what went
on with these emails can be explained away as "typos" is an eye-roller at

But you know what? Yes, Iain, I do suggest you think before you type, even
if your correspondence is private. And if you (or any other scientist)
attempt to do something unethical, like collude to manipulate a research
journal or influence the editorial process to block out others whose papers
you dislike, may it be exposed, and may it bite the appropriate parties
right on the metaphorical ass.

Further: So it was the first of a number of examples listed, therefore it's
clearly the most damning bit of evidence. Quite a crystal ball you have
there. This coming from a guy who just griped at me for supposedly
misreading him owing to a typo.

My comments here were measured and respectful, Iain. That you took them
otherwise is a shame. But I don't think the problem is that I'm not prepared
to listen, so much as you don't want your views to go unquestioned. Another

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