[Taxacom] "A Few Bad Scientists Are Threatening to Topple Taxonomy": more political nonsense
stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Mon Sep 11 15:46:08 CDT 2017
Why not try writing in a polite tone for once? You can basically make all the same points, but you won't alienate your audience so much. Such alienation is counterproductive to your goals.
Anyway, I would just like to agree with you in general about comment blogs. It is common for a blog author to act as comments moderator. Often, this results in them blocking any comments which disagree or criticise their stated view/opinion in any way, and only let through what they agree with. The only thing that we can do is to be aware of this problem, and recognise that blog comments may be highly biased, and that alternative view holders may have been blocked from commenting.
On Mon, 11/9/17, Raymond Hoser - The Snakeman <viper007 at live.com.au> wrote:
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] "A Few Bad Scientists Are Threatening to Topple Taxonomy": more political nonsense
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Cc: "taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Received: Monday, 11 September, 2017, 5:32 PM
I also seem to have been blocked from the thread as well.
The latest "Hoser bashing" article is more toxic
that uninformed people may realise.
There are stack of obvious factual defects, including
that claim that I, Hoser petitioned the ICZN in 2009 to
rename a genus of rattlesnake and was REFUSED.
No such petition happened and so the claim MUST be false.
The link "substantiating" the claim is to a Wuster
controlled webpage telling people not to use the Hoser genus
name Hoserea Hoser, 2009 and nothing more.
It is the same circular self-citing crap that the Wuster
team have become quite expert at and using to peddle their
ISIS-like brand of lies and hatred.
Thankfully Wuster is neither the ICZN or the majority of
As for his "majority view", lie, this is well
perpetuated by the author of the latest rant, by REFUSING to
speak with the less vocal majority or even the vocal ones in
the group, for some balance in all this.
All we get are the same misleading quotes from Wuster,
Kaiser and the usual suspects.
In terms of comments at the end of the (obviously NOT peer
reviewed) blog piece, several people I know have tried to
post correcting comments on the blog and they have all been
stopped by the moderator, while rubbish comments are put
And finally, in terms of taxonomic vandalism, we need a
quick reality check.
Myself (Hoser) has never tried to rename anything .... it is
all new taxa.
Not one single piece of "taxonomic vandalism"!
By contrast Wuster and his gang had at last count illegally
renamed no less than 41 species, genera and family (yes we
are talking known objective junior synonyms) of many authors
(not just I) and then improperly tried to get everyone else
to use the wrong
As for alleged majority support, this seems to fade when
one looks at books, when pretty much all of them use the
correct (non Wuster gang) names.
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