So, Dr. Lynn Margulis writes this really eloquent review of Doc Bialy's book on Amazon, which we analyzed here.
Bialy alerts our favorite haughty Professor John Moore about the review by Dr. Margulis. For some strange reason Moore chooses to write me outta the blue.
Here's more boring and irrelevant words from Bialy, a man on the insignificant fringe of AIDS denialism. Is Margulis the black-haired actress from ER who played opposite George Clooney when the show was a hit a few year's ago? I can't be bothered reading the reviews written by Bialy's friends, they're every bit as boring as he is, so I'm no longer looking at the Amazon site. As I told you at the weekend, the AIDStruth.org group has now moved onto the more significant people in the AIDS denialist movement, to counter the real damage they cause to real people. We're happy enough leaving the Blog-world crowd to do whatever they want and amuse each other however they choose to. In that spirit, you can tell your buddy Bialy that I'm now doing what he did a while back - putting a filter in my email system to divert all his messages to the spam folder. He's already sent us enough rope for him to have hung himself efficiently enough already - any more would be over-kill, so we no longer need to keep a channel of communication open - he's history. You were never a player yourself, but at one stage some science journalists did actually listen to Bialy. But not any more - thanks Harvey!
So, I ask myself, My God, did this brilliant Cornell Immunologist really confuse the ditzy actress, Julianna Margulies from ER, with Dr. Lynn Margulis, the world-known scientist, who developed the revolutionary biological theory of endosymbiosis? Could Moore possibly be that shallow and clueless?
So I wrote to him:
"Is Margulis the black-haired actress from ER who played opposite George Clooney when the show was a hit a few year's ago?"
Are you serious? You don't know who Dr. Lynn Margulis is?!!?
Hmm. Interesting. You might wanna get out more.
Then, it gets real, real interesting, folks! [To be continued!]