Email Exchange with Noam Chomsky
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Dear Prof. Chomsky :
There is an illicit and unfortunate censorship going on at the Los Alamos-Cornell electronic preprint archives. Such electronic archives are the *bloodline* of Physics research nowadays which has replaced journals in the dissemination of novel ideas.
It appears that there could be *hundreds* of scientists in the archives Black-List ( Cornell professor Paul Ginsparg's black-list ) reminiscent of the McCarthy era. Electronic-preprints from this black-list of scientists are being removed automatically and/or manually before they appear in the daily listings, irrespective of form, content, correctness and without a peer-review analysis.
What is very disturbing about this illicit
censorship is that it seems to originate from complaints mailed
to the archives ( Paul Ginsparg ) from *unknown* sources about
some particular individual resulting in the black-listing of
that particular scientist.
Due to this horrendous Scientific-Gulag practices, there are suggestions being proposed for an UNESCO take-over of the Los Alamos-Cornell archives . I hope this happens. In the meantime, I urge you to please raise this situation to the attention of other concerned citizens, colleagues and professionals to bring an end to this illicit censorship that undermines creative freedom, destroys careers and robs humanity of potential important discoveries.
There are several lawsuits filed against Los Alamos-Cornell ( Paul Ginsparg ) but this does not seem to have changed nor deterred these censorship policies. On the contrary, they ( Ginsparg ) have reinforced those censorship policies even stronger in blatant violation and defiance of the USA law. If you wish to have information about the lawsuits and other specific details of this censorship you may contact Tony Smith ( an attorney and scientist ) to this e-mail : email@example.com
Thank you very much