I should like to comment briefly on Richard Stevenson's article on my "heresies" (The Scientist, July 25, 1988, page 5).

Firstly, on January 1, 1978 in the columns of one of the best known British newspapers, I invited the senior officers of the Royal Microscopial Society, or anyone who agreed with their "orthodox" views on cell structure, to a public debate anywhere in the world at any mutually convenient time. I have repeated this invitation in several publications and at many lectures. Only one such debate has occurred. I repeat this invitation now.

Michel, Finean, and Coleman (1980) made a detailed defense of the conventional views on cell structure in School Science Review. I replied listing 11 crucial points they had not addressed in a letter entitled "Cell structure: some questions not answered by the electron microscopists." (School Science Review, September 1982, pages 173-177). I have...

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