I haven’t started writing about the execrable Inquiry “Issues Paper” ( located here). My first impression upon reading this document was that the inquiry desperately needed a lawyer who understood that you need to read all the emails (not just some of them as the Inquiry confessed), that you need to ask about each and every incident of (say) peer review carjacking or pal review, each and every incident of data suppression, each and every incident of apparent data manipulation. That you don’t try to “distil” things down to a few questions – efforts to “save” time now merely waste time later.
I got a bit sidetracked from an examination of the Issues Paper by the various controversies surrounding Geoffrey Boulton.
I wondered today about whether the version of the Issues Paper online today was the same as the version that I downloaded a couple of days ago. While checking this, I noticed something even more interesting.
Right-click, look at “Document Properties”.
You can’t make this stuff up.