Questioning Authority by Siobhan McElwee
Posted by Heidi Bauer, FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011:
Many in the ME/CFS advocacy/activism community have come under fire for actually having the audacity to question the works of any number of researchers/clinicians/bench scientists.
There seems to be an opinion that activists willing to stand up and say "Now Wait a minute..." or willing to question motivations of any given lab are in some way paranoid, ignorant or hysterically aggressive.
There is a reason that such questions are being raised. There is precedent for less than ethical behaviors and enormous mistakes among highly peer respected and governmental funded researchers, insurance companies and big pharma labs, as I have cited in previous notes.
I'm sorry. Credentials do NOT mean a person is incapable of being wrong. And hugely wrong at that.
Gallo insisted that the AIDS virus was a variant of HTLV. He was wrong.
He also accused the Lab at the Pasteur Institute of contamination...in public, at a conference. Wrong there too...(1)
Levy's first paper on AIDS viral stuff, as published in "The Lancet" asserted that the AIDS virus was a passenger virus. He was wrong. (2) Read more>>
Credit to Siobhan McElwee !!!