"j.e. cummins" wrote:
> February 4, 2000
> Prof. Joe Cummins
> e-mail: email@example.com
> I am commenting on the article “University dismisses modified food study”
> Feb. 4,2000. The article was about some criticism of Prof. Ann Clark, of
> Guelph University (in Ontario near my home University) for criticizing
> government reports on the safety of GM foods. Her critics were Dean of
> Agriculture McLaughlin and his sidekick, Doug Powell, who seem to have put
> themselves forward as expressing the view of the University. I should point
> out that a real University does not have a single view but puts forward all
> views freely(that is why it is called a university).
> Dean claimed Ann Clark lacked expertise in GM safety , but even though he
> seemed to have pretended to have expertise he is not a recognized expert in
> genetics . Doug claimed that Ann’s report was silly and superficial. Doug
> is not recognized as an authority in genetics, his training was mainly in
> journalism. Dean seems to believe that training in journalism is more
> valuable than expert knowledge in genetics. Doug seems to have led Dean to
> put forward his ill informed views in the tabloids. Both seem to consider
> that move a class act.
> However, the article spared us one painful experience. The gruesome twosome,
> Doug and Dean, usually include a long and tedious presentation on their
> personal superiority.
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