[LINK] IPA, astroturfing and fantsy themes

Paul Bolger pbolger at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 21:51:42 AEDT 2012

> Thanks. I think he's just a big name that is on such a high demand
> that he may not pay attention as he should.

The quandary of the superstar scientist...

> That was 2008. I wonder what's become of the whole fiasco.

I haven't been able to find anything else on it, which doesn't reflect
well on Winston. From a political or personal reputation point of view
it was in his interests for the matter to disappear quietly - and it
did. But in my view the fact that he never seems to have addressed the
criticism says that at least in one case he put his reputation ahead
of his scientific ethics. Science is an unforgiving game: you only
have to be caught with your hand on the scales once to make your
entire career look suspect.

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