Lions and Tigers and Propylene Glycol, Oh My! The Toxins Gambit

Here’s a truism that is lost on all too many alt-med or “public health” advocates: “The dose makes the poison”. I would feel somewhat remiss at this point to not remind you people that “truism” is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a common statement that is obviously true”, and wikipedia goes a step further in implying that it’s so obvious that it need only be brought up as a rhetorical device.

So, with that in mind…


Peer Review

Q: What’s the fastest way to piss me off?

A: Reject peer review outright


Let’s talk for a minute about peer review, and address some of the phenomenally dumb things I’ve seen posted on various forums about the subject. For example, this lovely little snippet from a forum I used to frequent:


For near 4 and half decades the AMA has been criticized for its actions. It is a corporate entity that has warmed its way into being a policy maker for the US government. Its a politically entity and the crap its prints in these stupid papers are as worth as much as used toilet paper.

You are not scholarly, educated or well read for parroting this crap…your just gullible.


Yep, that's the brain all right...

Lovely, lovely person.


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