In article <maga-240495102829 at 184.108.40.206> maga at vetbio.unizh.ch (Giovanni Maga) writes:
>>MINE). BTW, SHALL WE ALLOW REALLY THAT EVERYTHING COULD BE POSTED IN
>SCIENTIFIC NEWSGROUPS? ISN'T THAT THE TIME TO TRY TO MODERATE THEM?
I wish you hadn't said this . . .
There is a moderated AIDS list already. This list is not moderated, and
seems to be working well enough. However much we disagree with Lauritsen
(and I do) he has not been posting high volume here - at least recently -
or otherwise making the list unusable. Since that's the case, trying to
stop his contribution ("contribution" if you prefer) is censorship based
on content, and I would strongly oppose that.
If you disagree with Lauritsen, you should do one of two things: either
ignore him (as most of us do) or debate his science. If you do the
latter, I personally would prefer you do it privately, by Email (perhaps
posting a summary if you both wish); most of us have already heard all
his arguments, do not agree with him, and have lost interest in debating
with him for many reasons.
Ian York (york at mbcrr.harvard.edu)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston MA 02115
Phone (617)-632-3921 Fax (617)-632-2627