...I think sometimes it feels like this has never happened before, for something so radical to come along and be met with resistance and yet from our point of view seem to be in the right.
Radical here means extreme. Radical views are either extremely liberal or extremely conservative-- or just extremely abnormal.
I can quote some more original "radical" views on cardiovascular physiology from "DrSclafani answers some questions" topic, page two:
Consider the brain to be like a barrel with two openings.
take two hose and place them in the openingsl
push water into one hose and let it drain through the other hose
by regulating input and output you can get a steady state to keep the fluid in the barrel to the same level
now block the drainage.
eiither less water can go into the barrel or the barrel will explode.
in the body, if you reduce the amount of blood getting out of the skull, then the amount of blood that gets into the brain must be reduced.
Reducing the blood flow into the brain is a bad thing most of the times. Flow in the carotid and vertebral arteries is essential for brain life.
why? Because oxygen and nutrients get to the brain via the carotid arteries so reducing inflow to the brain leads to inadequate oxygen to the brain. that can lead to cell death or dysfunction.
....and on the same page something in contradiction:
You are on a highway. the road ahead is blocked by an accident. So you get off and take a service road around the accident. You are not the only one so the traffic on the service road grows.
then the accident is cleared and the road is clear sailing again.
the service road goes back to little traffic.
unless you permanently barricade the service road, it will again be used to bypass delays.
same with the veins. they will shrink but they generally will not evaporate
have a nice trip!
So traffic continues... no reflux by driving in oposite direction on highway?