Dr. Melba Ketchum will be a special guest on Coast To Coast AM radio show with host George Knapp tonight at 10pm. This is Ketchum's first live interview since the publication of her Bigfoot DNA paper. If you were George Knapp, would you throw softball questions or would you go "Wolf Blitzer" and actually try to get some answers from her?
The following questions were sent anonymously to Steven Streufert of the Facebook group, Coalition for Reason, Science, Sanity in Bigfoot Research and they are pretty tough. We doubt any of it will be asked on the show.
The show starts at 10pm tonight. Listen here: www.iheart.com/live/KFBK-FM-AM-217/
(Submitted to me by someone who wishes to remain anonymous.)
- Dr. K's excuse for not uploading the data to GenBank has been disputed by a scientist at Princeton. How does George know her "documentation" is valid? Is it something that could have been faked? Can he actually SPEAK to someone at GenBank to get a confirmation directly from them and NOT filtered through her?
- Can he SPEAK with the editor of the "journal" where her paper passed peer review for direct confirmation of her story, including the sequence of events?
- What is the name of the original journal?
- Can this editor confirm the purchase of the journal?
- How did Melba fund the purchase of this journal?
- What scientific society owned it previously and how/why did they agree to the sale?
- How much did acquisition of the journal cost?
- What happened to the journal's staff and editor? Did they lose their jobs? If not, why are they not listed on the website?
- Why didn't the purchase of the journal include its original website? Why throw together such a cheap-looking one with none of the standard information you see on other journal pages?
- Why didn't she keep the original journal's name and publication record?
- Why are there no citations for this journal?
- Why is there no evidence of this journal ever existing before?
- Who are these "top" geneticists who have come forward to review the paper?
- Why must they be anonymous?
- When they have their findings, will this be made public with their NAMES and professional credentials/affiliations provided? Or will this information also be filtered through her while they remain "anonymous?"
- Why have two of her coauthors said that they never even saw the paper (as reported on JREF).
- Why are her coauthors silent? Why have the coauthors not spoken up about their roles in the paper, or to defend its findings?
- If GenBank's refusal aof her data is legitimate, will she freely share this data with other researchers in an open-source manner?
- Will she provide her data to Sykes? Immediately?