Contrast this request from a scientist for evidence-based medicine with last year's conclusion by the CIHR committee that there is no such thing as CCSVI because cancer surgeons routinely tie off jugular veins, so obviously, God only intended them as redundant equipment, and they are not going to cause any trouble, even if they are missing. This argument is not meant as scientific evidence. It is meant as ridicule, and it backfires, in a big way. There was never any intention to provide any scientific evidence, outside of evidence of the committee's awareness of the titles and author's names of a few documents. The reason for the current about-face is that there is so much evidence, it is becoming nearly impossible to deny it. Only our seasoned professionals will even try.
"Try - Just A Little Bit Harder" - Janis Joplin
CCSVI procedure Albany Aug 2010
'MS' is over - if you want it
Patients sans/without patience