Letter From A Fellow PhD To Address The Ruggiero Matter

[Note: The letters that accompanied yesterday’s story on Marco Ruggiero were hyperlinked, and in one case, required two click-throughs to get to it. To be sure they are read by all, I publish here in full, first, the letter written by a fellow PhD scientist:] February 28th, 2012 To Pretor, prof. Alberto Tesi. Università degli […]

Ruggiero Files Criminal Suit Against Anonymous Accusers

Zoe Corbyn reports in today’s Nature.com, that “…The University of Florence has launched an inquiry into the teaching activities of an academic who assisted on a course that denies the causal link between HIV and AIDS, and supervised students with dissertations on the same topic.” You can read the article here. The Truth Barrier reached […]

Cablegate: The Development Bank of South Africa Issued Inflated HIV/AIDS Statistics To Media

Question: Why is the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA) making statistical HIV reports to South African media so baseless even the TAC choked on it? A cable published by WikiLeaks with the origin of Embassy Pretoria offers a glimpse into the economic forces enmeshed with HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Though this cable appears to […]

Why We Lack Courage


Why we lack courage * We lack courage because if we happen sometimes to be brave as individuals we know that we will for sure be undercut by committees (by managers).  Once this has happened, once some individual has done the right thing (what would strike any individual as the right thing – maybe just […]

Train Encounters


“An Angel with no face embraced me and whispered through my whole body: ‘Don’t be ashamed of being human, be proud! Inside you vault open behind vault endlessly. You will never be complete, that’s how it’s meant to be.’ Blind with tears I was pushed out on the sun-seething piazza together with Mr. and Mrs. […]

Returning To The Island Where I Left My Heart


Runmaro: A Love Letter