Re: Authors "Victorious" in UnCover Copyright Suit

From: Roy Tennant <roy.tennant_at_UCOP.EDU>
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 10:07:45 -0700

And then there's the stuff that most people think is ridiculous that
later proves to be true, or at least to become commonly accepted. For
example, Alfred Wegener's theory regarding continental drift was
discounted for decades after his death. Now it's largely accepted as
fact. The point is, it isn't always easy to reliably sift out the
wheat from the chaff.
Roy Tennant

At 5:47 PM +0100 8/11/00, David Goodman wrote:
> > On Thu, 10 Aug 2000, Albert Henderson wrote:
>> >ah> To clarify, I was emphasizing refereed journal
>> >ah> articles, monographs, etc. when I said that
>> >ah> authors give nothing away. They exchange rights
>> >ah> for recognition and dissemination. Self-archiving
>> >ah> lacks distinction at best and, at worst, may confuse
>> >ah> a work with all the amateur stuff unleashed on the
>> >ah> web with all the best intentions.
>We should also remember that in addition to "all the amateur stuff
>unleashed on the web with all the best intentions" there is also quite a
>bit of similar stuff in the refereed journal literature. For example,
>polywater, cold fusion and HIV as a non-cause of AIDS have all in
>referred journals (of different publishers).
>David Goodman <dgoodman_at_Princeton.EDU>
Received on Mon Jan 24 2000 - 19:17:43 GMT

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