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Re: The Scientific American Blog



Sorry, this a bit confusing for me! Could you please clarify how the
Scientific American Book of Dinosaurs (ed. and author GS Paul) is not
connected to Scientific American?

Maybe it isn't, but to me it sure sounds it is connected, so please
explain (if contracts allow).

:)
Heinrich Mallison

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 10:00 PM,  <GSP1954@aol.com> wrote:
> In messages dated 3/18/11 ralphchapman@earthlink.net writes:
>
> <<Further, it is one of Greg's main publishers so it has a vested interest
> in
> keeping this franchise of theirs going.>>
>
> << when  Kalliopi decided to blog this on the official SA website, she
> ceased being an independent party as the corporation sponsoring the blog has a
> self-interest in one side of the argument.  >>
>
> Woah Nellie! The above, and frankly old buddy Ralph irresponsible
> allegations, about the ethics of Kalliopi and SciAmer need clarification real 
> fast.
> Ralph went so far as to suggest law suits. Those who live in glass houses
> should not cast stones. By making allegations about Kalliopi's and SA's ethics
> without first verifying them Ralph -- who is usually a nice enough fella --
> is literally risking slandering a person - I am not making this up, Kalliopi
> could sue Ralph for defamation. Am just stating the facts, don't get after
> me about it. I really wish Ralph had contacted either or both of us first to
> avoid the misimpression he gave -- again, this is one reason I get ticked
> off about how these lists are used without first being more sure of the
> facts. But I will stay nice -- this time. So just the facts.
>
> I have no current connection with SciAmer. They commissioned a print
> article way back in the last century. A number of years ago a brief online 
> piece.
> The book I edited was through an independent publisher (check the pubication
> page), the folks at SA didn't care and I never interacted with them. As for
> me being one of their go to guys I wish. Of late - in part hoping to
> generate some cash -- sent in two or three proposals for articles. The 
> response
> each time. Nooooo. A SA/GP franchise? Oh come on. Why anyone who could say
> something like that is a gol da.... uh-oh, getting ticked off again, steam
> comin out of my ears and everything (but ya know, if I really let Ralph have 
> it
> for impuning the ethics of a fine person like Kalliopi here without first
> checking with the pertinent parties I would really be justified -- but I'm
> holding back baby). I have not the teeniest doubt that Kalliopi was in no way
> influenced by the people at SciAmer, she just saw an interesting and
> important topic to cover. If it is otherwise I am sure she can let us know.
>
> Now hey folks, am I not right here. And well justified about being very,
> very unhappy about this. How about it?
>
> Please note that I am not claiming Ralph is attacking my ethics, he is
> making the charge against others. I'm just standing up for em. It is the never
> ending burden I bear as I fight for truth, justice, and the Scandinvian way
> (OK I admit it, I have fun doing this).
>
> G Paul</HTML>
>