How Scientists Cheat

John Hewitt john.hewitt1 at
Sat Sep 9 14:36:52 EST 2000

Dear Rogier,

Thank you for your short response which you did not copy to me by E-mail.  I
will presume that you have not, yourself, taken a look at my site  "A Habit of Lies - How Scientists
Cheat." and that you do not understand the issues it raises.  Although you
do not understand them, they are real issues with substantial implications
for cell biology.  I would have liked a rational debate about them with the
people concerned but I have not been able to elicit one.

Failing that debate, I am trying to raise general awareness of the lying
that has gone on in this field.  One of my methods is to make postings to
relevant newsgroups but, since the readership of such groups changes over
time, I think it reasonable to return, after an interval, in order to give a
new readership the opportunity to look at my work and to understand these

I last posted to BIONET cell biol. two months ago, which seems to me a
reasonable interval.  While I am sorry you object to my activities, I do not
think you presented any sensible reason for doing so and I do not consider
my postings to be spam - whatever that may mean.


John Hewitt

Rogier <rogier666 at> wrote in message
news:8pavqi$rlf$1 at
> I've seen this post so often in various newsgroup that it we can call it
> spam.
> Rogier
> In article <cPTt5.6169$vo6.83328 at>,
>   "John Hewitt" <john.hewitt1 at> wrote:
> > This posting is to introduce readers to my web site
> >  "A Habit of Lies - How
> Scientists
> > Cheat."
> >
> > The scientists in question include include some very senior figures.
> The
> > subject area is cell biology, particularly motility of eukaryotic
> cells.
> > This is a large field with implications for many areas of cell biology
> but
> > readers will realise that my work is not a proestablishment document.
> >
> > Should readers know other newsgroups or media, which might have a
> suitable
> > audience, do please tell me about it.
> >
> > I would very much welcome comments about the site itself, especially
> from
> > anyone
> > who could, with authority, challenge my assertions, but I will not be
> > routinely browsing this discussion group.  If you post a response,
> please
> > copy your comments to me by E-mail, mentioning the group.  That way,
> you
> > will be sure I will read it and can reply to you.
> >
> > --
> >
> > Sincerely Yours
> >
> > John Hewitt
> >
> >
> --
> Rogier Stuger
> Dept MicFizz, Free U of A
> E rogier AT biogate DOT com (spammers will be killed)
> do NOT use the address. I never read that one
> Sent via
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