The health of one’s children is obviously an extremely important and emotive issue. Some folks, put great stock or faith is questionable theories like the vaccine etiology of autism or quacky therapies like HBOT. Pointing out that these may not be good things, even when done to the nth degree of politeness does not always go over well. Ask any autism science blogger and they will tell you that sometimes people can’t separate the issue from their personhood. These people get mean, they get incredibly personally insulting.
What seems to have inspired John Best to write these articles, is Kev’s and others, quoting the most outrageous, ridiculous, or horrific statement from certain pro-quackery groups. Quoting these folks is direct proof for what many of us have suggested, that certain treatments are stupid and dangerous. Further, many of the most “outstanding” quotes show that instead of biomed becoming more popular with the masses, it ahs instead become more popular with folks much deeper into other forms of quackery.
John Best seems to argue that because Kev and others do this, sometimes even naming names of the kids exposed to such, we are mocking the children. Well no….. Saying that a treatment given to a child is dangerous or unscientific is not equivalent to mocking the child. Notice how these involve different matters.
Kev, I am sorry you have left us. However, you are doing this to protect your daughter and not only is that a good reason, it is the very best reason. I am proud to have been associated with you.