Does the world need us?

Patrick Foley patfoley at
Sun Apr 21 14:09:49 EDT 2002


Why can't you answer in your own words and clear all this up? What is going on
here? What email aliases have you used? Who sent out the yellow post card? Whom
do you suspect? Beyond your carefully nuanced admissions, is there anything else
an honest person would want to tell the people he hopes to communicate with?
Should I just give up trying to communicate with you?

Patrick Foley
patfoley at

Paul Cherubini wrote:

> Patrick Foley wrote:
> >
> > Paul,
> >
> > I appreciate your clearing up one point, namely that you are not paid to
> > lobby or do PR.
> >
> > I hope you are being less disingenuous about this than you are about the
> > email pseudonyms. I clearly asked whether you had used pseudonyms on this
> > or other lists, and you have carefully avoided responding fully. If you are
> > to be taken as a credible voice _for_ scientific honesty, you must do so.
> Chip Taylor already explained on leps-l a month ago that I
> had used alaises (on his dplex-l for a brief period last summer
> after he removed me from the list without warning in the middle of
> conversations.).
> Subject: Re: anonymous mailing
> Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 13:26:56 -0600
> From: Chip Taylor <chip at>
> Reply-To: chip at
> To: leps-l at
> Yes, and no. The message implies that the email addresses given on
> the card are aliases used by Paul. I have known Paul to use aliases
> but none of those known to me are on the card. Unfortunately, many of
> the addresses are those of individuals who are legitimate
> contributors to Dplex-l and perhaps other lists. Most of these people
> do not share Paul's views and two people I've communicated with are
> very disturbed at this development. This is clearly a smear campaign
> but the message contains erroneous information which targets people
> inappropriately. Smear campaigns can have adverse and unintended
> consequences for the innocent which could result in legal action.
> Irrespective of one's regard for Paul, and I am anything but one of
> his supporters, this practice should stop. Nothing good can come of
> this. If people want to isolate Paul, they should ignore him. Attacks
> of this sort could give him more credibility among some and not less
> as is intended.
> Chip
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