The non-existent rules 20 July 2004
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Christopher J Noble,

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Re: The non-existent rules

The Perth Group wrote:

We have repeatedly told Christopher Noble we did not invent any rules for retrovirus isolation.

Indeed, you have repeatedly claimed this. What you have not done is provided a reference from where you obtained these "rules". There is one way you can convince me that you did not invent these rules and that is to provide a reference from the literature where these "rules" are clearly described. If these "rules" are the standard set of "rules" that have been used for over 50 years to prove the existence of retroviruses then you should be able to give at least one example from the literature of a novel retrovirus that was proven to exist using these rules.

So far you have failed to do this and one can only conclude that you have invented these rules.

So stop these silly games and give us the references that show that you didn't invent these rules or do the honourable thing and admit that you made them up.

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