Again we ask Christopher Noble to tell us his method of proving the existence of a new retrovirus 14 July 2004
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Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos,
Biophysicist
Department of Medical Physics, Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia, 6001,
Valendar F Turner, John Papadimitriou, Barry Page, David Causer, Helman Alfonso, Sam Mhlongo, Todd Miller, Christian Fiala

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Re: Again we ask Christopher Noble to tell us his method of proving the existence of a new retrovirus

In his Rapid response “Re: We repeat our request: What is Christopher Noble’s method of proving the existence of a new retrovirus?” (9th July 2004) Christropher Noble wrote:

 

“The Perth Group wrote:

“…It is not my job to invent straw-man criteria for proving the existence of a retrovirus. I leave this entirely to the Perth Group”.”

 

We did not ask Christopher Noble for “straw-man criteria for proving the existence of a retrovirus”.  It is not sufficient to tell others they are wrong.  We asked him to provide a scientific method which, in his view, will prove the existence of a new retrovirus and allow characterisation of its proteins and genome.  Christropher Noble is aware of the properties of retroviruses.  He should be able to post a method either of his own or a method established by others which, in his view, will prove the existence of a new retrovirus.

Competing interests: None declared