2007-03-23 22:16:19 UTC
I have some questions to ask you for which I would like studied answers -
not your burst of unrelated statements. This should help the students at
Cornell University etc., who you and Santosh suggest / accuse of
WRT the questions you asked of me, here are my answers.
Your Questions are numbered 1-19; My answers as jc 1 - jc 19
1: This afternoon I attended our weekly medical staff Grand-Rounds at our
hospital. A final-year medical student made a presentation on Alzheimer
Disease. His power-point slides (about 50) had a lot of data and pictures.
There were absolutely no references. I was thinking about you, as I listened
to this impressive presentation.
jc 1: I am glad I made you think
2: Is the above presentation any different from a medical presentation done
at other teaching hospitals?
jc 2: I don't know about anybody else, but I would NOT present anything
3: Did this medical student do any / all this original research about the
facts he presented?
jc 3: As I do not know the medical student in question, I would not be able
to ask him/her that question. He/She is the only one who can answer that
4: Do your medical students do the same, if not please enlighten how they
get their training in the Bahamas?
jc 4: Every single Pediatric presentation which takes place every Friday -
lists the sources.
5: Was the researched material of this presentation confined to published
6: Is that type of "distilled" information what the audience wants to hear?
jc 5 & 6: I would not know
7: Was this medical student plagiarizing his data, facts and information?
jc 7: A person cannot plagiarise his (own) data, facts and information
8: When you teach students, do you present information and facts, most of
which are not your original work?
jc 8: Yes. BUT I will NEVER PUBLISH ANYTHING without references.
9: If they happen to be your original work, would you permit your students
to use it or would that be plagiarized information?
jc 9: I would certainly allow them to use it BUT if they PUBLISH it, they
will have to give me credit for it, As an Example: please vide the foot of
this URL - reference 2 in
or reference 51 in this one
10: If one does not want the students to use the facts and information
provided, why does one teach?
jc 10: One teaches to improve knowledge NOT to steal
11: Should med. students, residents and other doctors not be allowed to
present the info from textbooks and journals they research and study?
jc 11: They should be - but NOT as if it is their own material
12: If they do so, should they be giving reference for every item of fact?
jc 12: Yes. Every time they PUBLISH, they should give credit where one is
13: Why would one spend time reading medical books if not to gain from the
14: Why would one pay an author and publisher to buy a textbook if one
cannot use the information gained from the book?
jc 13 & 14: These are irrelevant to the topic of Plagiarism aka Thiefing
15: If one is not a physical eyewitness to history, can one recount
historical events or would that be plagiarized information?
jc 15: I submit that one CANNOT recount historical events one has not
witnessed unless one makes references to the work of others.
16: Should articles in Time, Newsweek magazines and newspapers have
jc 16: If they contain the work of others? YES!
17: I am not interested in off-the-top responses that do not address these
specific issues. Please give some thoughtful and intellectual answers.
jc 17: I cannot promise you intellectual answers. I am not an intellectual.
BUT, I will promise you unplagiarised responses.
18: If you cannot, perhaps you can save your efforts and make this your's
and my last post.
jc 18: Whatever
19: As you know, many on Goanet have stopped dialoguing with you, because
many of your responses and comments are just off-the-wall and not worth
being dignified with a response.
jc 19: Sure ....but the topic here is Plagiarising. Interesting isn't it
that 'many on Goanet have stopped dialouging with (me), because many of (my)
responses and comments are just off-the-wall and not worth being dignified
with a response' BUT you still generously condescended to write to me
The last word is yours for the taking.