For reasons unknown to me, someone on Wikipedia decided to re-create my article.
Now, it’s up for deletion, and out come some false insinuations regarding what my career is about:
Delete. The article was deleted before basically because the
purported sources didn’t amount to anything more than passing mentions.
Adding some more of the same doesn’t fix that. The lack of depth in
coverage makes it impossible to ensure NPOV, and that is vital because
this article lies in the toxic intersection between biography, fringe
medical claims and profitable quackery. Guy (Help!) 06:59, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Comments such as the above hurt the GRG, not just me. They are also patently FALSE. I NEVER sell anything that could possibly be construed as quackery. All my work is focused on researching supercentenarians, validating or invalidating age claims, trying to figure out how long humans have lived in the past and present, debunking the myths of longevity, etc. It’s utterly unacceptable to have persons make unfounded allegations that are the 100% mirror opposite of what I stand for…scientific method and integrity.
So, I’m going to say this: I really couldn’t care if Wikipedia has an article on me, or not. But I do care when anonymous editors continue to spew false allegations toward myself and the GRG (negative comments were also made on Dr. Coles’s talk page, such as this):
Given the obits, he probably clears the bar of GNG, barely. I have
cleaned the article a bit, but perhaps more should be done. His
“scientific publications” are a bit silly (just listings ant tables of
supercentenarians). It would appear that his notability is not as a
scientist (just have a look at his citation record and he also never
seems to have occupied a regular academic position), but (given his two
books) as a quack peddlpromoting “natural” products for life extension/cancer treatment. –Randykitty (talk) 14:38, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
While Dr. Coles did write a book regarding
L. Stephen Coles (2011) Extraordinary Healing: How the discoveries of
Mirko Beljanski, the world’s first green molecular biologist, can
protect and restore your health. Freedom Press, Topanga, California; ISBN 9781893910898.
to my knowledge Dr. Coles did not actually sell any substances to promote human longevity.
Comments on my AFD talk page would be appreciated, particularly to counter the false assertions being made.
It’s also pathetic that they are using a 2007 “biography” for me that has substantially changed since then…for example, I now have two Master’s degrees, including one in gerontology.
Director, GRG Supercentenarians Department