How Scientists Cheat!

John Hewitt john.hewitt1 at
Mon Nov 13 14:46:47 EST 2000

This posting is to introduce readers to my web site  "A Habit of Lies - How Scientists
Cheat."  Besides its particular field, the work is essentially about
establishment censorship and self-interest in science.

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 and
the biophysics of membranes but readers will realise that my work is not a
proestablishment document.

My site supports wave driven cell dynamics on amoeboid cells; many protozoa
are known to display wave motility.  At present I know of none that display
the other kinds of motile mechanisms generally discussed, such as whole
membrane cycling or direct cytoskeletal pulling but I would like to know
about any examples.

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, to the address on my site, mentioning
the newsgroup to which you have posted.  That way, you will be sure I will
read it and can reply to you.  (If you E-mail by replying to this posting,
you will need to correct the spelling of virgin in the address field.)


Sincerely Yours

John Hewitt

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