The British magazine to discredit the leaf poetry public apology seriously
leaf poetry in London Olympics schedule has ended, but the discussions on the leaf poetry is far from over. Beijing time on August 7, the British magazine “Nature” published an article on the article before interested in “smearing” of the leaf poetry readers and leaves poetry I make a public apology, on the other hand, also confirmed the leaf poetry “innocent”.
August 3, 2012, enjoy high international prestige of the scientific journal “Nature” published the reporter EwenCallaway news reports, said the results abnormal leaf poetry, and the drug test does not detect all possible medication. The article caused at home and abroad a large number of students, scholars indignation. Many people wrote a letter to the “natural”, and pointed out that the the Callaway wrong facts, distort the truth. “Natural” After investigation, the reports recognize EwenCallaway unfair issued a public apology book to the reader and leaves poetry I apologize.
apology letter inscribed by the magazine “Nature” magazine editor E Pengze Le and chief editor of Campbell. Apologize to the book, said they originally wanted to use science to help solve the dispute on the poetry of leaves, but they are not well interpret those data, in case there is no scientific basis, the results of the leaf poetry is described as ‘abnormal’, which to some extent mislead the reader, and also had a negative impact to the leaf poetry to them I apologize to the readers and the leaf poetry.the
In addition, the “natural” also took the initiative posted the letter for a student from the University of Pennsylvania Lai Jiang questioned the EwenCallaway reported that the quality of letters from six well-founded, clear demonstrated the fallacy of Ewen Callaway .
Lai Jiang said in the letter he was very confident that the “Nature” magazine, but read the “Nature” magazine reports the leaf poetry, “the most prestigious and most influential force” Natural Science The magazine acts to distort the truth of the matter was very disappointed, he of “Nature” magazine reporter EwenCallaway reported a six-point questions. Compiled as follows:
first, the Callaway reported that the results of the leaf poetry in the London Olympics faster than the results of the 2011 Shanghai World Championships seven seconds, and that such progressive people “can not believe. , However, leaves poetry’s personal best is the 2010 Asian Games to swim out of 4 minutes 33 seconds 79 5 seconds 38 faster than the London Olympics on the results, rather than Callaway claimed seven seconds, which on the one hand confirmed the Callaway argument unscientific and not rigorous.
second leaf poetry itself is only 16 years old, for a rapidly growing juvenile results within two years, a substantial increase is not impossible, while the Callaway mere subjective speculation finds that such improved abnormal “, this conclusion is unfounded, but also a scientific.
third, Callaway will Rochette and leaves poetry of the last 50 meters of the speed of the comparative method should not have science. Rochette in the last 50 meters is indeed slower than the leaf poetry, but he was more than 300 meters has been a leading position, has spent a lot of physical strength, while the leaf poetry the first over 300 m has been lagging behind, the last 100 meters freestyle is her strength , are the most strength of the leaf poetry would not be able to will certainly be worse than the non-strengths of the male athletes do? From this point of view, leaves poetry last 50 Mibiluoqie of express is not possible, because the specific circumstances of the two sides was originally not the same. Callaway does not consider the actual situation, the angle directly from the “how a woman may run faster than a man fast”, with a preconceived hint to the reader that this is completely impossible, which itself is an unscientific.
fourth argument Rochette and leaves poetry compare itself unreasonable, and then from another angle. In fact, in the last 50 meters of the men’s 400 meters medley, four male swimmers swim Biluoqiete (29.10 seconds) and the leaf poetry (28.93 seconds) faster, they are: Hagino, Japan’s public referral (28.52 seconds), Phelps (28.44 seconds), the Japanese Horiuchi Hata Yuya (27.87 seconds) and Australia’s Sherlock Holmes (28.35 seconds). Rochette with the champion, but this does not prove that any time the speed of the fastest, Callaway demonstrated no scientific rigor, this is a sad thing.
fifth, Callaway direct reference to Ross Tucker, suggesting that readers drug test can not rule out the possibility of doping, this behavior is ridiculous. “Natural” is it this way tells us that a drug test be trusted? If this is the case, I think there are many papers published in the “natural” should be withdrawn. After reading the article written by Callaway, we can be understood as he thinks all athletes doping, the Callaway from start to finish did not come up with evidence of the leaf poetry doping, he questioned what the leaf poetry?
six, Callaway in order to achieve the purpose of discredit leaf poetry has been emphasizing the drug test is not reliable, that “almost no fails Olympics drug test. The World Anti-Doping Agency has confirmed that the current to participate in the Olympic Games athletes as early as the opening ceremony of the first six months of drug testing, of which a total of 107 athletes was found to doping. Is this the Callaway said “almost no one did not pass the Olympic Games drug test”? Callaway’s argument a bit too unreasonable.