Professor & patients' paper on the solvable biological challenge of ME/CFS: reader-friendly version
Simon McGrath provides a patient-friendly version of a peer-reviewed paper which highlights some of the most promising biomedical research on ME/CFS ...
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Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Orla, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Orla

    Orla Senior Member

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    http://www.sciencemediacentre.org/inconvenient-truths/

    September 28, 2017
    inconvenient truths


    This blog contains the thoughts of the author rather than representing the work or policy of the Science Media Centre.

    [It is on their website of course, so presumably they substantially agree with it]
     
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  2. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl I'm with Cheesus

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    .....er..............is this seriously referring to EC?
     
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  3. Orla

    Orla Senior Member

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    Lol that was what immediately struck me
     
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  4. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl I'm with Cheesus

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    :bang-head::aghhh::ill:

    Someone, please advise Esther to cut out a paper circle and jump into it yelling STOP! ever time she gets the urge to inflict another rubbish trial on seriously ill children. :aghhh:
     
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    "top quality scientists explaining their work to smart science journalists" - oh, please . . .

    . . . and again, the obligatory mention of those pesky "ME activists". :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl I'm with Cheesus

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    So you agree SMC that EC might just be over-egging Parkerism
     
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  7. Orla

    Orla Senior Member

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    (Edit: It looks like Fiona Fox wrote the piece as it is on a page for Fiona's Blog)

    There doesn't seem to be an author listed for this piece? Is it Tom Fielden I wonder? He tweeted it out.
     
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  8. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl I'm with Cheesus

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  9. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl I'm with Cheesus

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    .....er.....................

    ....................................

    I will refrain from stating the obvious here.

    I think the poor author is out of touch with reality. Perhaps just young, idealistic and naive?
     
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  10. Revel

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    Was it Fiona Fox? She is mentioned in the comments section as being responsible for some poor SMC blogs.
     
  11. Orla

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    One good thing about this is that it looks like the SMC has been criticised by the wider scientific community (on the climate change stuff), so possibly less people will just swallow what they put on. George Monbiot as well has criticised them for their antics around GM foods as well.
     
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  12. Wonko

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    The other side.
    I did try to read it, but it defeated me, judging by the right hand slider about 10% of the way through, apparently my brain can only handle so much alternative reality at a given time before it disconnects.
     
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  13. Orla

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    Vomit.

    Really? Why not run a press conference on the call by many doctors and scientists to retract some of the PACE papers then? Or one on the NICE decision to review the guidelines for ME/CFS?
     
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    Countrygirl I'm with Cheesus

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    Well whoever did it, can we say " they were doing a Crawley"?

    Cross posted @CG.
     
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  16. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl I'm with Cheesus

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    Ah! Not young and naive then.

    Written by a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party.
     
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  17. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl I'm with Cheesus

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    Great minds!

    Most definitely a prime example of 'DOING A CRAWLEY'. def: promoting junk science for one's own or an ally's vested interest.
     
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  19. Demepivo

    Demepivo Dolores Abernathy

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    This is a good sign. Rattled by criticism.
     
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  20. Mrs Sowester

    Mrs Sowester BRING BACK KINA

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    "The subjects are complex and contentious, and there is always the potential for jarring or simplistic headlines and strong reactions from the vocal critics of research in these fields. But it was the criticism from within the scientific community that we had not anticipated". (My bold)

    Poor SMC, my heart bleeds for them. But it leaps for us, because as @Demepivo points out this is a good sign.
    A very good sign.
     
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