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Dear Sirs, NCBI.I disagree (dissent) your decision.– The language was not “discriminatory, racist, offensive, inflammatory, unlawful, or derogatory language.”– It was neither “spam or systematically promote a product, position or the members’ own publications or to target others.”This is very interesting:– One comment was retracted (PHPs/ASAM).– No one had yet replied to my requests of retraction (quetiapine & dabigatran papers) with at least one reason not to retract.I will make this matter public.I will request these retractions elsewhere.Sincerely,Jorge H. Ramírez
Last but not least,
“I have always found it odd that people who think passive aggressively ignoring a person is making a point to them. The only point it makes to anyone is your inability to articulate your point of view because deep down you know you can’t win. It’s better to assert yourself and tell the person you are moving on without them and why, rather than leave a lasting impression of cowardness on your part in a person’s mind by avoiding them.” ― Shannon L. Alder
Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for—YOU.” ― Shannon L. Alder
is not “discriminatory, racist, offensive, inflammatory, unlawful, or derogatory language” but a description of reality.
HT Michael Langan & Marc Casañas. Featured image Matthew Loop.