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Where is the post on Cort / Kurt and XMRV ?

Discussion in 'XMRV Research and Replication Studies' started by cigana, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Ecoclimber

    Ecoclimber Senior Member

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    I believe it was a full spread proton torpedo attack by Capt. Cort on the Kinglon's position. Capt. Cort had his full shields up on his starship at the time.
     
  2. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    Me thinketh thou dost have too much time on your hands....

    Over and (definitely) out.
     
  3. Martlet

    Martlet Senior Member

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    Me thinketh the same thing. Me also thinketh that people with that much time imagine that moderators also have too much time on their hands. :D
     
  4. eric_s

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    I just wanted to say that i think one should also see that there is a reason people are freaking out a bit. One should see both sides and ask questions regarding the behaviour on both sides.
    I have had some contact with Ecoclimber at the time of the controversy around the Miller study and never had any problem with him, to the contrary.
    But i thought his posts regarding contamination were a bit questionable. I'm sorry if he takes this personally, but i have to say what i honestly think here. We have no way to validate his reports and the XMRV question is of extreme importance. So i think one should be very cautious when making statements of the kind he has made.
     
  5. justinreilly

    justinreilly Senior Member

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    ha ha ha. that's too bad. but i too must agree with your former opinion.
     
  6. justinreilly

    justinreilly Senior Member

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    just to clarify: defamation is unlawful in the sense that you can sue someone to recover damages for it. It isn't a crime.

    The Plaintiff has to show that the statement is untrue.
     
  7. SOC

    SOC

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    Not only that, it's really bad manners. ;)
     
  8. cigana

    cigana Senior Member

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    I agree Eric, XMRV is so important I think we have to allow a bit of extra "allowance" in terms of forum rules when we debate it. Part of the problem is that people often use anonymous sources or start sentences with things like "I was told...", and while that seems perfectly fine to that person, to others reading who do not have the information first hand it only naturally stimulates suspicion.
     
  9. Martlet

    Martlet Senior Member

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    Depends what country you are in. In the UK, the defendent has to prove that the statement IS true.
     
  10. Martlet

    Martlet Senior Member

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    Creating deliberate exceptions is the road to chaos. All other forum members would be well within their rights to demand the same allowances on every topic that stirs emotion. If people cannot debate while staying within the rules, which basically amount to the rules of common decency we are all expected to adhere to in society, then they must expect their comments to be moderated.
     

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