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James Coyne blog on "uninterpretable" PACE trial is #11 in PLOS One's 2015 top reads

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Sasha, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    http://blogs.plos.org/scicomm/2015/...r-on-plos-blogs-network/#.VoCQytvmgac.twitter
     
  2. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    #1 is well worth a read, and in a way relevant to some of the issues (psychologising of our illness leading to patient-blaming for example) that we face.

     
  3. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    The fact that Richard Horton tried to interfere with his employment and his right to free speech is also something worth not skipping over.
    Bad days for science and humanity when having a different opinion, or even interest in properly formulating one, can bring such vengeful backlash from
    an alleged academic tasked with publishing the search for truth...
    Doubleplus ungood!!
     
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  4. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    Other relevant topics in that list:

    #2 "How Often Should You Shower" only gets you off the hook for two to three days.:whistle:

    #14 That All-Nighter is not without Neuroconsequences.....we know, we know.:(
    Saving the word "neuroconsequences" for the next meaningful discussion.:nerd:
     
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  5. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    How is this different from what they claim we are doing?
     
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  6. worldbackwards

    worldbackwards A unique snowflake

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    He's actually doing it. And it might have genuinely had an impact.
     
  7. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Hibernating

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    The stuff written by Hilda Bastian is always good too. (note that she comes from a consumer advocate background, not academia!)
     
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  8. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    I didn't know that. I'd always thought that she seemed unusually good too.
     
  9. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    ;) Rhetorical question.
     
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  10. worldbackwards

    worldbackwards A unique snowflake

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    But one that deserved a reply :)
     
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  11. Sidereal

    Sidereal Senior Member

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    Yes, instead of clandestine campaigning to get critics silenced and fired he should be doing his job like replying to the letters sent to him by Ron Davis et al.
     
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  12. chipmunk1

    chipmunk1 Senior Member

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    What's next?

    Coyne is a terrorist and has sent death threats to scientists?

    Coyne is doing exactly what should be done according to Dr. Horton and despite that he is trying to silence him?

    http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)60696-1/fulltext

    The reward that Coyne is getting is that they are trying to get him fired!
     
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  13. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    Pardon me for responding to a rhetorical question, but I have been enhancing my belief system with the power of positive thinking, and can confidently predict that the PACE team and their supporters will be marginalised, ridiculed, ignored, and finally brought to account and disgraced. Scientific research will continue apace (so to speak), leading to a host of new treatments and finally a cure.
     
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  14. worldbackwards

    worldbackwards A unique snowflake

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    You've had one too many CBTs there I think. But it is Christmas! :)
     
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  15. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

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    Sayeth Richard Horton:
    Dammit! Somebody owes me another irony meter. :mad:
     
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    jimells Senior Member

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    Maybe his job is protecting the establishment from all enemies, foreign and domestic...
     
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  17. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

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    This is potentially a very serious issue.
     
  18. Gijs

    Gijs Senior Member

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    He is scared for the reputation of The Lancet and himself. It is all about prestige. This proves that they (Horton and the pace authors) aren't real scientists. Their quackers.
     
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  19. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

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    So they were wrong. Big deal.

    The real issue is they are not admitting it.
     
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    chipmunk1 Senior Member

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