Re: More on the "HIV" Genome 8 September 2004
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Christopher J Noble,
postdoc
Australia

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Re: Re: More on the "HIV" Genome

The Perth Group wrote: We have never moved the goal posts.

(4) The study was not blind.

The Perth Group continually redefine what they define as proof as they are presented with evidence. Now they insist on blinding. Blinding is appropriate in clinical trials. However, in most scientific experiments where objective measures are used blinding is not used and is not necessary. Contrary to the Perth Group's implication this is not specific to HIV science.

The Perth Group will always find a reason, however trivial, to dismiss papers that contradict their theories. This is the one thing I can predict with 100% certainty.

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