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Re: [Phys-L] Coronavirus, Most Vulnerable Demographic

Thanks Dan. The virus is everywhere on the news and online. Nothing to do
with physics. We don't need any of that discussion here, whether it be
graphs, exponential curves, etc. Nobody wants to be a whistleblower on this
list, but then we don't really "self-moderate." We all need to be
whistleblowers. I will continue to speak out against these long, irrelevant
posts that fill my inbox. It should be simple -- all posts should be about
physics teaching. CV19 is not...

On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 1:28 PM Dan Beeker via Phys-l <> wrote:

Tap-l ers,

I refuse to copy Bill’s posts in my replies. And out of consideration for
other’s opinions and knowledge I won’t say everything I am thinking about
Bill Norwood’s posts. But I am compelled to say something. He has
repeatedly asked for responses to a series of posts which are at best in
poor taste. At worst, I won’t even say. I can remotely understand
postings about corona virus in general but to single out a demographic as
Bill has done is beyond the pale. It is so far beyond physics teaching
topics it makes me wonder how Bill even considers posting such information
on this list.

Thank you Anthony for the reminder. This list has a great history for
running in an unmoderated form. But in my not so humble opinion Bill is
pushing way beyond what is appropriate. If he continues I would urge the
moderators to reconsider their policy of not moderating posts. I do hope
Bill, and others, will heed the request to stick to topics that are related
to Physics Teaching.


Dan Beeker
Indiana University - retired

Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2020 10:47:07 -0400
From: Anthony Lapinski <>
To: Phys <>
Subject: Re: [Phys-L] Coronavirus, Most Vulnerable Demographic
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