Honestly, I think the healthy skepticism would be taken more seriously if it wasn't 100% unbridled disbelief in the possibility that the CCSVI hypothesis could have some validity.
You honestly haven't paid enough attention to the conversations if you really believe that.
I personally have said numerous times, once in the last week, that I have hope for the future of CCSVI and that I'd be a fool not to since my wife has MS. I don't know how you even came up with that.
Well put Center of Gravity, I have faith that 95% of the people on here can see through the Lyon's of the world and amazingly without their "help" can research, find the positives and the negatives of the issue and make an informed decision. I for one, am not going to come on a website, read 10 positive stories and sign myself up for a procedure without doing my due diligence. And Lyon ripping apart every positive story, whether it be anecdotal or not is really not helping me in any way, although he claims that is his goal here...to help educate. I see no issue whatsoever with posting positive stories, it gives hope to a lot of people that don't have a lot of hope in their lives, and there are certainly enough not so positive stories on here to keep everyone in check.
I'm getting the feeling that Lyon just likes to antagonize and flip flops as it fits his point. Above he states "he has hopes for the future of CCSVI" but I seem to recall not so long ago talk of something "circling the drain" and it "being all over but the crying"...
I truly respect healthy skepticism, but this is well beyond that...