I must say that
your command of English seems to be up to the task of communicating your ideas,
and really very good for a second language. I must confess that I myself do not
speak any language other than the one I was raised to speak. You have written a
number of articles in English, most recently the one on tetraploids which Hugo
provided a link to. This one was very good in its use of the English language.
I am unaware if
you have posted the relevant parts of your communications with Drs. Vaughn and
Marcotrigiano, in this forum or in your articles. If they do agree that your
theories are substantially sound, please post them so that we all may see that
they are in agreement with you. If you do not, some will say that they do not
agree with you. If they support your theories I'm sure they would not object to
your posting their letters of agreement here.
will urge you again to write a rebuttal article to accompany the summarizing of
the discussion in which you can explain in detail the theories you have
presented. Some of the questions raised do clearly cast legitimate doubt on the
"Rule of Thumb" theories, and your overly brief responses may be interpreted as
an attempt to avoid justifying your theory's differences with published research
results and accompanying theories by other scientists. I'm sure Kevin Walek can
be counted on to publish your rebuttal in the same issue as the summary of the
discussion. Perhaps you can collaborate with the person who worked with
you on the tetraploid article. This would certainly avoid any issue of your
misspeaking yourself in a non-native language. Mr. Walek can give you an idea as
to what the deadline would be. Additionally, I note that a Mr. Towle has
generously offered to have any further discussion from you about your
theories translated from Dutch to English if you feel your English is not up to
If you wish to
discuss the plagiarism issue again, I'm sure Mr. Hawes will oblige you. If Dr.
Olsen is reading this perhaps he can issue a statement to all as to your
innocence. You could write him and ask for this.