"AIDS Treatment News" online * New Issue #302 (searchable/indexed)

Carlton Hogan carlton at walleye.ccbr.umn.edu
Thu Sep 24 13:27:58 EST 1998

In article <Pine.A41.3.95L.980923213817.130648C-100000 at login3.isis.unc.edu>,
Wolfgang Resch  <wresch at email.unc.edu> wrote:
>On 23 Sep 1998 johnburgin at worldnet.att.net wrote:
>> he's been busy writing a book, which you should buy and read.  He is
>> passionately against what you proclaim to be "good science".  Not all
>> scientists are bad, just the ones that aren't objective, which
>> obviously, you are not.  Have you ever heard of Emerson's quote, and I
>> paraphrase, brilliance is the ability to hold to conflicting views on
>> a subject and still be able to maintain objectivity.  Something like
>> that.  I used to be where you are, swallowing all the garbage the
>> government was spewing.  So, I guess I sort of feel sorry for you.
>> But there will be a time when you will be confronted with evidence
>> that you can't deny or dismiss.  One day you will meet someone that
>> has been HIV + for 20 years with no evidence of AIDS and no history of
>> taking drugs like AZT and PI's.  I hope that one day is no more than 7
>> years away.  Obviously that's the 20 year mark for the test labelling
>> people as being HIV + having been developed.
>> jb
>there are long-term non-progresors infected for a long time. and there are
>99 years old heavy smokers. will you deny smoking is unhealthy ? what does
>that mean for your argument ?

Thanks. I was going to make a similar point, but I said to myself
"why bother?". This individual is far too ignorant to waste 
time arguing with, and I have some sensitivity to the poster 
earlier this week, who requested that discussions here be about
molecular biology. As I have made the same entreaty in the past,
it would be hypocritical not to honor it now. This strange poster
seems to be far more ignorant than even the usual "dissident", completely
unaware of, and dismissive of, good scientific practice. Maybe if we
ignore him, he will go away.

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