[Histonet] Alias identity

Rene J Buesa rjbuesa <@t> yahoo.com
Tue Dec 9 07:19:24 CST 2008

Are you not forgetting about Rosalind Franklin?
René J.

--- On Mon, 12/8/08, Smith, Allen <asmith <@t> mail.barry.edu> wrote:

From: Smith, Allen <asmith <@t> mail.barry.edu>
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Alias identity
To: "'John Kiernan'" <jkiernan <@t> uwo.ca>
Cc: "'Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu'" <Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Date: Monday, December 8, 2008, 6:43 PM

While I prefer to go by my own name, I recognize that some people rightly fear
to do so. An anonymous source may still have something worthwhile to say. 
Experience does not always teach well.  The wise and experienced Linus Pauling
and Erwin Chargaff were wrong about the structure of DNA; the brash young James
Watson was right.
-Allen A. Smith
Professor of Anatomy
School of Podiatric Medicine
Barry University
Miami Shores, FL

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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of John Kiernan
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 3:18 PM
To: Amber McKenzie
Cc: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Alias identity

Amber McKenzie <amber.mckenzie <@t> gastrodocs.net> wrote:
> . . .We are all supposed to be professionals asking each other for
> advice/suggestions on the Histonet - who cares who each person is?  If
> I post a question, I don't care if it's Jane Doe answering or John
> Smith ...

That's true, and it certainly makes no difference if the person asking a
question hides behind an alias. But what about the person answering? Can you act
upon advice from an unknown source? Jane Doe might be experienced and wise,
whereas John Smith might be some pimply youth who only thinks he knows all the

John Kiernan
Anatomy, UWO
London, Canada
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