The Appeal of the Underdog and Unwillingess of the 'Perth Group' to Engage in Debate... 11 December 2004
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Tony Floyd,
Medical Student
Newcastle University,
Louis Feinberg, Joseph Wardell, Moses Horwitz and Jennifer Hawkins

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Re: The Appeal of the Underdog and Unwillingess of the 'Perth Group' to Engage in Debate...

A respondent has found that he:

>"can’t help thinking that if these issues were indeed as cut and dried as Dr Bennet would have me believe then there wouldn’t be a single person out there refuting them"

There are in fact people out there refuting all sorts of things. Take the Flat Earth Society for example (1). The fact that there is more than a single person refuting the orthodox view of the earth's roundness does not necessarily lead me to think that the majority of scientists have got it all wrong.

The 'Perth Group' has again failed to answer specific questions about statements they have made (2) and, even more disappointingly, have resorted to demanding that Peter Flegg answer questions about the work of other people. There is more than enough smoke being blown already.

Which proves this debate is very much circular, as is the profile of the world from most angles I believe.

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References:

(1) The Flat Earth Society

(2) Re: Request for Peter Flegg and Outstanding 'Perth Group' Questions. BMJ Rapid Response. 18th November 2004.

Competing interests: None declared