Thanks Floydguy. I think you are right about the same sort of tactics being used on us. there's a few examples I could think of- even about people's taking part in advocacy etc. I've been looking around since this news came out - it's an absolute mob frenzy /kangaroo court out there. The level of unreason is frightening. I feel like Piggy in Lord of the flies at the moment. Any second my skull is going to crack on the rock and my brains spew out... over-dramatic I know (lol!)- but I'm genuinely horrified at what's being propagated in the media about this, let alone what's going on the Wikipedia talk pages! The Piggy/Lord of the Flies analogy seems completely apt: it's another Death of Reason scenario. For much needed balance - I would really recommend people read this response by Age of Autism/Cry shame http://www.ageofautism.com/2011/01/cryshame-response-to-bmj-report.html i think it raises some issues I was concerned about (and much more eloquently), and some others.