Budding neurologist

Walter Eric Johnson wej3715 at fox.tamu.edu
Mon Sep 28 00:52:17 EST 1998

K C Cheng (kccheng at postoffice.idirect.com) wrote:
: Actually, if you truly want to know,  my 20-p  article on Mystery of the
: mind was in 1986-7 accepted by Canada's  Sci & Technology Dimensions. =

More delusions?  It looks to me like a rejection letter.

But I'll look again and see if I read it wrong.

Yep.  It was a rejection letter.  There is a mention that they would
be interested in a shortened version of less than 1000 words.  

By the way, this hardly qualifies as a peer-reviewed journal.  For
all I know, it could be a magazine for and by kooks.
: Unfortunately, it went bankrupt before publishing my article.   It now
: has been published and you can borrow one from the National library of
: Canada in Ottawa. 

Published it yourself?  Can't find someone gullible enough?

: But, it's not 1% as comprehensive as the video I am
: making.   If you are truly prejudiced by your facts and knowledge, you
: would some day come to see who I am. 

Yeah, sure.  If I go up to Canada on my own, it will be to go hiking
or fishing.  

: Or else, nothing new would have
: been presented by me to the world.    But, I am presenting evidence to
: friendly and objective enough people to assess it.  So, like I said, if
: you could be contrituting rather than just criticizing, I think you
: would have been more professional.
: If you still have not seen that 1987 acceptance letter, you have not
: spent enough time on my webpage.

I saw it.  I remembered it.  I'm not impressed.

: I hope this is the last time I have to talk to you.   I am very busy. =

I bet you're busy.

This reminds me of a physics conference in 1978 or 1979.  A professor
from one school which has never impressed me was giving a ridiculous
talk which should have been titled "How to give A's to freshmen in
a course in Cosmology without requiring them to know any math or
physics and without requiring them to learn anything in the course".
When he was done, the people in the room gave a polite, but very short,
round of applause.  A physicist from Germany who was sitting two seats
away turned to the mathemetician (PhD in Mathematical Physics from
Princeton) next to me and said "You Americans are too polite.  In
Germany, we'd have booed him off the podium."

Since then, I've tried not to be overly polite to kooks.

Eric Johnson 

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