Dec 20, 2011
Nature on Mikovits + The Scientist on the mouse scandal + Dutch "democracy"
which referred to the MyNews4.com in Nevada. As before, I shall assume the reader is familiar with the case of dr. Mikovits, and meanwhile, Nature has released another brief article by Ewen Callaway, dated today:
This also has some more information, and I quote:
As I read it, without the benefit of much relevant legal knowledge, but with good logical gifts, it seems that (1) Judge Adams dismissed the case of dr. Mikovits lawyer(s) as nonsense (you can't plead that "a world-renowned scientist" is ignorant of the law and should therefore be excused for breaking it) and (2) dr. Mikovits so far has not returned all she took from the WPI. The last point also is elucidated in the article, and I quote again:
What is not clear to me is whether this is a computer-notebook or a notebook of some other kind; what seems clear to me is that the judge may in fact have been lenient, since not returning this may be construed as contempt of court, at least in my European understanding of the law.
The article in Nature also contains the links to and titles of six earlier articles Nature published about dr. Mikovits.
Another somewhat interesting article is in TheScientist - Magazine of the Life Sciences. It is by Tia Ghose, dated yesterday:
It has a subheading "Five New Scandals in 2011:" and then proceeds to list on first and second place Diederik Stapels case I wrote about in November and later, and Judy Mikovits. About the second case, Ghose writes
This is not quite accurate: The paper has not yet been retracted, but has been partially retracted, namely in so far as the work of dr. Silverman and his group is concerned, and also it is not mentioned in the article that dr. Mikovits was fired and then had her assistant take the notebooks, nor is it mentioned that dr. Mikovits was freed on bail, after four nights in jail.
Then again, Tia Ghose may have only had so many words for an article, or may not have followed the case as closely as I have. There is an interesting quote of a comment to another article on scientific fraud to the right of the article (one of several: You may have to reload):
This is a good point, if phrased too broadly: The universities in the West have been going down, indeed as the payments to grandees in universities went up as if they were bankmanagers, at least in the U.S., ever since postmodernism struck in the 1970ies and 1980ies, and indeed ever since the babyboom generation overflooded the universities, and standards have been much lowered in the names of "equality" and "democracy".
I wrote and published quite a lot about it, in fact since the late 1970ies, and have been removed from the University of Amsterdam because of "your publicly outspoken ideas", as its Board of Directors wrote me, as the only student removed for that reason since 1945 in Holland, and was also prevented taking the M.A. in philosophy (whence I was removed briefly before that) and the Ph.D. in psychology (I got no money for having my house cleaned, nor any assistance of any kind, in spite of being admitted to be an invalid by both the University and the Amsterdam Municipality since 1979).
See e.g. here for the demise of the Western universities, for that is what it is, a few faculties that require real talent (mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing) excepted
Indeed, foreigners who need to be disillusioned about Dutch tolerance (in fact, for the most part: moral indifference) and freedom (in fact, for the most part: Dutch tolerance) should know I have been thrown from the University of Amsterdam for publicly stating ideas as in the columns linked and very specifically for asking the 39 Questions as an invited speaker, who also was a student. Finally, in the past 23 years since this happened my letters and mails have systematically not been answered by both the University and the City of Amsterdam (both led, it seems eternally, by corrupt Dutch Labour grandees), while no Dutch lawyer wanted to plead my case when this could have been done (for fear of offending the very powerful corrupt Dutch Labour grandees: "This is too political for me to do", several lawyers told me, always with a smile, as if that is a matter of course where the rights of Dutch citizens who are not Dutch Labour grandess are concerned), while now it probably is legally too late, and anyway I would have to pay a lawyer per hour what I receive per month to live on, buy clothes from, eat with, buy most medicines with, etc. This also illustrates the Dutch "equality" and "equivalence" the Dutch have been so proud of the last 50 years.
Finally, for foreigners who may doubt this: What's on my site, both in English and Dutch, is slander and defamation if false, and several great scandals if true. It's veracity has not been contested by anyone, ever, but most Dutchmen basically don't care for intelligent individuals who speak the truth, and have been mistreating them ever since Erasmus, Spinoza and Multatuli.
As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):
Short descriptions of the above:
1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understands ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:
7. A space-
and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources
The last has many files, all on my site to keep them accessible.
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