… a week ago today.
Medical Hypotheses‘ editor, Bruce G. Charlton, is truly an intellectual polymath whose impact on my own thinking can hardly be overstated. Dennis Mangan raised the banner and has fought valiantly in the trenches of the blogosphere for several months now in BGC’s defence, while a host of scientists wrote the management of Medical Hypotheses’ parent publisher asking, suggesting, and demanding that the alternative publication be allowed to continue as it had since its inception 35 years ago.
It was not enough. Peter Duesberg is apparently untouchable in the science media mainstream. Bruce had the audacity to allow the accomplished Duesberg publish in Medical Hypotheses, a decision that ultimately proved fatal to his job as editor as well as the integrity of the journal itself.
There is little I am able to do on his behalf, of course, but I will certainly point readers to the future location of his work if he chooses to reestablish an online presence beyond his hedweb site. Further, with the loss of his editorship position, finances could potentially be an issue. If they are and Bruce solicits donations, I pledge to match those made on a designated day dollar for dollar.
Sing dirges in the dark.