drinking copiously somewhere? I hope the replication studies pan out, so that whenever I think of Bill Reeves I can think of a game show buzzer sounding in my head and a game show host saying, "sorry but that's the WRONG answer!" Excellent summary about Reeves's thinking. I've heard of stress being blamed for a exacerbating illness (diabetes, high blood pressure) or triggering illness (heart disease) but never being a pathology in and of itself. If stress + a maladaptive stress gene causes ME/CFS, then why weren't Holocaust survivors bedridden for years? Women that have been raped and tortured Rwanda -- shouldn't they be sick too, in great numbers? How about residents of Baghdad that have endured years of war and bombs? Wouldn't that be an ideal place for an outbreak? Apparently, Baghdad has nothing on Incline Village and Lyndonville! I'm not sure why people think Reeves should be commenting right now. He's probably just waiting out the secondary research like the rest of us. As a scientist, having your entire career challenged so rigorously has got to be worse than a kick in the balls.