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The New Yorker and Diamond Respond

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So the battle is joined: "The complaint has no merit at all,"

Jared Diamond tells Science magazine in an exclusive interview published today, referring to the $10 million lawsuit filed against him and The New Yorker, for his April 2008 piece on a blood feud in Papua New Guinea.

The Science story is only available to subscribers, or those with online access, but the author, Michael Balter, has excerpts on his blog, including this quote from New Yorker editor David Remnick:

It appears that The

New Yorker and Jared Diamond are the subject of an unfair and, frankly, mystifying barrage

of accusations.

He's talking to you, Rhonda Shearer, and to a lesser extent, you guys over at Savage Minds. Time to double-down?

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