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  •  I've had issues with RG but here he is correct to (5+ / 0-)
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    point out that too broad a brush is being used and this falls too close to the anti-science types we see in anti-vaccination activists and climate change denialists.

    Life is just a bowl of Cherries, that stain your hands and clothes and have pits that break your teeth.

    by OHdog on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 07:37:24 AM PST

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    •  Too broad a brush? How so? This is a diary (14+ / 0-)

      limited to a very narrow issue; i.e. forcing young women, against their and their parents' wishes, into acting as guinea pigs for use in an experiment.  What exactly does that have in common with anti-vaccination activists or climate change denialists?

      This is NOT a proven medical treatment.  It's a theory.  One with little to no evidence behind it.  One that is dependent upon the old not tried and not true philosophy that when women have medical problems that medical doctors can't fix with a pill, it must all be in their head and not really be a medical condition at all.

      •  not only a theory but a theory aimed at fame/$$$ (4+ / 0-)
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        for a pair of pseudo-doctors specializing in rebranding viral disease complications as "mental illness".

        Denmark in the 2010s.
        Boston in the 2010s.

        Germany, in the 1930s and 1940s.
        We had a diary here yesterday about The White Rose founders' arrest for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets on a US campus between the World Wars.

        Those who refuse to acknowledge history's lessons are doomed to learn them over in person.....sadly, innocents often have to suffer during the classes.

        LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

        by BlackSheep1 on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 08:49:47 AM PST

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      •  Dear Gustynip, I was responding to the same (0+ / 0-)

        commenters (not the diary) who were tearing down all science and reswearch based on a few bad elemnents who are doing these terrible things. Neither RB or I are favoring their actions and think that they do not deserve to be called scientists.

        Life is just a bowl of Cherries, that stain your hands and clothes and have pits that break your teeth.

        by OHdog on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 04:28:21 AM PST

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