We object strenuously to the one-sided report of the dissident physics movement that you printed on May 15, 1995 [B. Goodman, The Scientist, page 3]. Our papers were read in absentia at the San Francisco meeting you discuss, one of us attended a still much larger meeting of dissidents in Russia in 1994, and we frequently exchange ideas with dissidents in the United States and other countries. We find not the slightest doubt that Einstein's special relativity and the Big Bang theory are full of crucial flaws and errors, contrary to the claims of their defenders, to which you gave much more space than to their critics.

By comparing the high level of contempt and insult in remarks by both Clifford Will and Lewis Epstein with the more civilized citations you print from John Chappell, one can sense not only that the former two speak from a sense...

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