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Old May 27th 11, 11:27 AM
albertjibian albertjibian is offline
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Originally Posted by Peter Parry View Post
On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 15:12:05 +0100, "john" wrote:

"Peter Parry"
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On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 09:27:04 +0100, "john"

ad hominem

I don't think you understand the meaning of the phrase. Scheibner is
using one of her old positions when in employment decades ago and her
PhD inappropriately. Presumably she uses them to lend weight to her
otherwise insubstantial articles. It is the deceitful use of her past
history and irrelevant qualifications which is being commented on.

One assumes she wishes readers to think her experience and
qualifications give her some authority in the field in which she is
writing. They do not.

A Paleontologist is not usually the first stop when looking for
medical advice and an expert on Permian Plankton fossil research is
somewhat different from a medical research scientist. The quality of
her amateur work since her retirement has, as you probably know, been
subject to consistent criticism. Her inability to understand
statistics is widely commented upon and Stephen Basser described her
incompetent work on Japanese rates of SIDS as "At best sloppy, and at
worst blatantly dishonest.

Notably, despite her self professed expertise in the field of
vaccination she has not published a single scientific paper on the
Thanks to tells us about the Paleontologist, that's really great for the suffering peoples.