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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-21-06 07:45 AM
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36. I'm sceptical, I'm afraid
Edited on Thu Dec-21-06 07:47 AM by LeftishBrit
It's always important to remember that 'swiftboating' occurs in academic politics as it does in political politics, and Einstein, due to his prominence, is an obvious target for it. I would always need a LOT more evidence than one documentary before believing such claims.

I should add that I am a woman academic; that my mother was a woman scientist at a time when this was unusual and aroused a certain amount of prejudice; that I am aware and indignant that Rosalind Franklin's contribution was undervalued because she was a woman; and that I am certainly no fan of sexism in general, or in the scientific world in particular. But I'm also aware that people, including academics and scientists, sometimes lie about each other and get lied about; and I would always be cautious about accepting accusations until all the evidence is known.
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