[Histonet] Alias identity

Smith, Allen asmith <@t> mail.barry.edu
Tue Dec 9 08:06:39 CST 2008

The wise and experienced Rosalind Franklin also had the structure wrong.

From: Rene J Buesa [mailto:rjbuesa <@t> yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 8:19 AM
To: 'John Kiernan'; Smith, Allen
Cc: 'Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu'
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Alias identity

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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