AMcG wrote:Whether you think the opposition has principles or not we must keep them honest.
I'm not sure I ever hinted that they have principles. I'm just saying that organized medicine is cautious and shies away from things like CCSVI when they feel it's being pushed too hard with too little supporting evidence and it seems pretty obvious that is the way they feel about CCSVI..
"They feel it is being pushed too hard"?
Here comes the mysterious all-encompassing nebulous They again lol.
And they are motivated in equal/opposite directions by feelings.
I beg to differ, what is "being pushed way too hard with little supporting evidence?". Testing? Operations in foreign countries? A few hundred out of over half a million who've been treated for an identifiable condition? Cry me a river if I care not a whit for their feelings, whoever "They" are.
It's nice to have the same revolving conversations for the past 8 months I've been here, nothing really has changed in the discussion, but awareness, that whole "rolls off the tongue" feel, oh boy has that gone off in leaps and bounds. I agree with the previous poster, if not for this whole awareness thing, CCSVI would have been re-buried again for another 30 years, no doubt about that at all. Some dribs and drabs around the edges, but few of us would have seen/heard any of it anyways....
Where was high-science since the mid-1800's anyways in regards to this? They've hardly an unassailable position in this. Oh NOW they want more evidence? NOW they "feel" it's being pushed too hard after being summarily dismissed and ignored for so long so they could get rich off mice futures?
All I can say is thank GOD someone had the tenacity to take on the high-minded entrenched leviathan which prefers being stuck in the mud on shore rather than venture out into the open sea for a spell...
I wonder how many of "They" would skip up to a sick person and say, "hey we'll get right to you in about 30 years when every scientific "i" is dotted, in the meantime, have some drugs!".