Refutation of C. Leshan claims that I pirated his "idea"
"Can Gravity be Induced"
From Thunderbolt forum moderator,
...After my paper was removed by Lehan's insistence.
As I have written on many
occasions, the Thunderbolts Forum is NOT a publishing
house. This forum is for DISCUSSION, not publication or
argument over who wrote what when...
This thread was removed from the forum after initial
accusations of plagiarism made by Constantin Leshan
against Stephen Goodfellow, who initiated the thread.
Leshan argues on the basis that he first published on
the same topic in 1994, and that he has authored papers
in peer-reviewed journals on the topic, which is easily
Goodfellow responds (both privately and elsewhere on the
web) that he first wrote on the subject in 1979 and
whilst this is not publically verifiable, a search for
"Can Gravity be induced?" brings up instances of
Goodfellow having written publically on the topic at
least as early as 1987.
EDIT: Goodfellow has
posted a more explicit refutation
It is not unusual in science to
find two or more people unearthing similar ideas at
around the same time, often with no knowledge of the
others' work. My recommendation to both parties would be
to communicate directly with each other with a view to
collaboration, rather than participate in a public feud.
Should a reasonable compromise not be forthcoming, then
Law Courts are the appropriate place for challenges of
As this forum is public domain I have decided to
reinstate the thread, with the proviso that further
argument over authorship of the theory not take place
here. It is enough that a challenge has been raised, and
it is in the public interest that it remain in the
Disclaimer: The Thunderbolts Project has no interest in
theories which posit unseen/unknown/unlikely scenarios
such as are often raised on the lower boards of this
forum, and only allows such topics to remain in an
effort to allow most people to have their say without
being subject to over-censorship.