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2014-03-17 05:17:44 AM  
Dr. Richard Saul is a Behavioral Neurologist practicing in the Chicago area. His book,ADHD Does Not Exist, is published by HarperCollins


aaaaand I was right. It's just a book advertisement.
 
2014-03-17 05:19:15 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I learned to hyper-caffeinate myself when I need to slow down and concentrate. I took Adderal for a little while, but stopped that shiat after I found myself doing lesson plans for 3-4 hours at a time, and not even realizing how much time had passed.


Really? I can't do more than 2 cups of tea or it will make me hyper; the doc recommends not using caffeine at all, but it became necessary in the morning once I passed 50 (I'm 58).
Just goes to show how there's a spectrum of the ADD and ADHD disorders.
I was a chef most of my life - a perfect job for that disorder. I didn't need to medicate it until later in life - there are many ways to teach yourself to rein in some of the symptoms. Was kind of funny when after 3yrs of my being on meds my mom (who is out of state, see her in summers) read an article on ADHD and wanted to see me to tell me I had it lol. I'm sure that made her feel vindicated for the frustration I caused her as a child.

/if the meds make you speed, either your taking too much, or don't have a disorder
//not judging wanting to speed
 
2014-03-17 05:24:35 AM  

namatad: so drugs are being used to treat symptoms, rather than tests being done to determine if there is some sort of underlying condition and then treating that condition?

COLOR ME SHOCKED
Especially given the terrible health care in the US.


CSB
I had undiagnosed hashimoto's (hypothyroidism) for probably 10 years.
ooo depression? lets put you on meds
ooo sleep problems? lets put you on meds
ooo weight gain? well you are just lazy
ooo hypertension? lets put you on meds
ooo sleep apnea? lets put you on a machine or something

Even after being put on hormone replacement, the doctor was under dosing me, because they are TERRIFIED of going over. LOL

FFS, once I FINALLY was properly treated, oh LOOK, my sleep problems went away, my depression went away, my weight improved, my hypertension improved.

All at the cost of a generic pill and proper testing.
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

TL;DR - be in charge of your own medical health, because no one else is
/csb


Non-specific symptoms are non-specific.
 
2014-03-17 05:26:34 AM  
How else am I supposed to get my feel-good pills legally?
 It's not surprising that more young adults are being diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety,insomnia etc.

That's how you get the good drugs.
 
2014-03-17 05:31:40 AM  
"Kids are different today," I hear every mother say.
Junior needs something today to calm him down.
And though he's not really ill, there's a little yellow pill.
She goes running for the shelter
Of her mother's little helper,
And it helps her on her way.
Gets her through her busy day.
 
2014-03-17 05:36:53 AM  
Back in my day...

[Kid]: I don't wanna do homework let's ride bikes no wait I want to watch TV let's gogeticecream--

Adult soundly and vigorously beats the kid until he can't sit down for a week without screaming.

[Kid, wiping tears away]: Know what? Think I'll finish that homework now.

Nowadays...

[Kid]: I wanna play XBox, no I'm bored Imma play Minecraft now I need to update my facebook I'm goingtogowatchTV--

[Adult]: Oh, poor Ashleigh. Here, mommy will write a note to your teacher telling her you simply can't do any homework. Sit right down and play this new video game I bought you and I'll go make you some gluten-free vegan snacks. And don't forget to take your happy pills.

Now get off my lawn!
 
2014-03-17 05:38:43 AM  
I was diagnosed as ADHD-primarily inattentive a few months ago. I didn't even know it existed. Still afraid to try the drugs because a new article like this comes out every few months.
 
2014-03-17 05:43:02 AM  

ajax6677: I was diagnosed as ADHD-primarily inattentive a few months ago. I didn't even know it existed. Still afraid to try the drugs because a new article like this comes out every few months.


If a doctor prescribed you something and it doesn't feel right then go to another doctor. Preferably a specialist who can tell you beyond a shadow of doubt what is going on.
 
2014-03-17 05:46:14 AM  
What's worse is all the adults running around claiming to have Adult ADD just because they don't like to be bored and have constant access to shiat on their phones.

No one likes to be bored, get over yourselves.
 
2014-03-17 05:47:21 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Back in my day...

[Kid]: I don't wanna do homework let's ride bikes no wait I want to watch TV let's gogeticecream--

Adult soundly and vigorously beats the kid until he can't sit down for a week without screaming.

[Kid, wiping tears away]: Know what? Think I'll finish that homework now.

Nowadays...

[Kid]: I wanna play XBox, no I'm bored Imma play Minecraft now I need to update my facebook I'm goingtogowatchTV--

[Adult]: Oh, poor Ashleigh. Here, mommy will write a note to your teacher telling her you simply can't do any homework. Sit right down and play this new video game I bought you and I'll go make you some gluten-free vegan snacks. And don't forget to take your happy pills.

Now get off my lawn!


Yeah, back in the day, we'd just blame the kids for being lazy.  It's much better to blame people for their illnesses.  Like with "alcoholism."

Stupid drunks.  Stupid lazy kids.  They all just need to be scared straight through trauma.
 
2014-03-17 05:47:44 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: Angela Lansbury's Merkin: But if you stop prescribing kids ADHD medications, where am I going to find cheap amphetamines?

This.

When I was in college, we used to have to hang out at the truck stops to find speed for cramming and finals. Now these kids these days just go to the doc and say they have a little problem concentrating.

/lawn, off, you know how it is.



Never trolled the truck stops, but I do remember mini-thins were very popular on campus during finals weeks.
 
2014-03-17 05:50:48 AM  

ajax6677: I was diagnosed as ADHD-primarily inattentive a few months ago. I didn't even know it existed. Still afraid to try the drugs because a new article like this comes out every few months.


That's just another, newer way to say "ADD."
 
2014-03-17 06:00:13 AM  
Not only do I have ADHD. but I also have celiac disease. WebMD says so!
 
2014-03-17 06:01:45 AM  
When my son was in 4th grade, his dad and I were called in for a conference with his teacher. She told us that he was suffering from ADHD (didn't realize she was a doctor) and that his behaviors were holding him and her class back. My son was an A & B student, so I was flabbergasted.

She explained that this 'behavior' of his was him being 'chatty' in class.

Chatty.

She then went on to insist that we see a doctor about a prescription for him. As you can imagine, his father and I were stunned. Naturally, we refused to comply and asked that our son be put in someone else's class. When we got home, he got the talking to, the stink-eye and grounded for a week because of his distracting behavior in class. Wasn't a problem after that.

Do these conditions exist? I won't even argue that. Believe what you wish. But, there is no denying that the drugs to deal with said conditions are overprescribed like mad.

I almost think it's laziness on the part of adults. These are very serious medications and probably shouldn't be tossed out there like beads at a parade.
 
2014-03-17 06:02:55 AM  
I've taught 1000's of high school students -- and I can definitely say there's a few that exhibited some easily identifiable brain disorder.  If you tried to talk to them 1-on-1, you could actually see their minds wander to just about any and everything.  I've actually wondered if they possessed a mild form of Autism.

Having said that, about 98% of the students diagnosed with ADHD were just dis-tractable with minds that would mature normally if given time (or better parents).  I always felt like these were the most tragic cases.  Their brains were obviously underdeveloped, but the students were drugged into submission -- stunting the growth of their minds (or at least slowing is considerably).

The give-away is if the students _can_ focus on some things, but not school.  For example, I recall a parent telling me their child was ADHD so could not focus on math for more then 10 minutes, and then 30 seconds later telling me their child plays video games for 8-10 hours straight at home.  That's not a focusing issue -- that's a motivation issue.  To be blunt, it's bad parenting.

The weirdest outcome of the ADHD epidemic is how some people have decided that it's actually a gift.  They'll brag about how their ADHD minds are superior to "normal" people because they're better multi-taskers or some bizarre bullshiat.  It's complete an utter nonsense.  Look, if you have ADHD, you're mind is underdeveloped -- you're not the next incarnation of the x-men.
 
2014-03-17 06:06:02 AM  

log_jammin: Dr. Richard Saul is a Behavioral Neurologist practicing in the Chicago area. His book,ADHD Does Not Exist, is published by HarperCollins


aaaaand I was right. It's just a book advertisement.


Came here to say THIS.
 
2014-03-17 06:06:46 AM  
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2014-03-17 06:07:47 AM  

ajax6677: I was diagnosed as ADHD-primarily inattentive a few months ago. I didn't even know it existed. Still afraid to try the drugs because a new article like this comes out every few months.


This guy is selling a book.

http://www.amazon.com/ADHD-Does-Exist-Richard-Saul/dp/006226673X

In the book he does NOT say ADHD doesn't exist, you just gives it a new name.

People who write articles like these are out to sell you something and make a name for themselves, and they do it by making you afraid of "main stream medicine".
 
2014-03-17 06:10:13 AM  

Blink: I've taught 1000's of high school students -- and I can definitely say there's a few that exhibited some easily identifiable brain disorder.  If you tried to talk to them 1-on-1, you could actually see their minds wander to just about any and everything.  I've actually wondered if they possessed a mild form of Autism.

Having said that, about 98% of the students diagnosed with ADHD were just dis-tractable with minds that would mature normally if given time (or better parents).  I always felt like these were the most tragic cases.  Their brains were obviously underdeveloped, but the students were drugged into submission -- stunting the growth of their minds (or at least slowing is considerably).

The give-away is if the students _can_ focus on some things, but not school.  For example, I recall a parent telling me their child was ADHD so could not focus on math for more then 10 minutes, and then 30 seconds later telling me their child plays video games for 8-10 hours straight at home.  That's not a focusing issue -- that's a motivation issue.  To be blunt, it's bad parenting.

The weirdest outcome of the ADHD epidemic is how some people have decided that it's actually a gift.  They'll brag about how their ADHD minds are superior to "normal" people because they're better multi-taskers or some bizarre bullshiat.  It's complete an utter nonsense.  Look, if you have ADHD, you're mind is underdeveloped -- you're not the next incarnation of the x-men.


That "giveaway" is like one of major symptoms. Supposedly it's a coping mechanism for dopamine deficiency. It helps to override the constant brain chatter.
 
2014-03-17 06:23:13 AM  
As we all know, science is determined by a single doctor making claims in a non-peer-reviewed venue. Oh, and that doctor reaches his conclusions based on anecdotal experiences. Yep, this guy's definitely the last word on ADHD...
 
2014-03-17 06:23:36 AM  

sendtodave: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Back in my day...

[Kid]: I don't wanna do homework let's ride bikes no wait I want to watch TV let's gogeticecream--

Adult soundly and vigorously beats the kid until he can't sit down for a week without screaming.

[Kid, wiping tears away]: Know what? Think I'll finish that homework now.

Nowadays...

[Kid]: I wanna play XBox, no I'm bored Imma play Minecraft now I need to update my facebook I'm goingtogowatchTV--

[Adult]: Oh, poor Ashleigh. Here, mommy will write a note to your teacher telling her you simply can't do any homework. Sit right down and play this new video game I bought you and I'll go make you some gluten-free vegan snacks. And don't forget to take your happy pills.

Now get off my lawn!

Yeah, back in the day, we'd just blame the kids for being lazy.  It's much better to blame people for their illnesses.  Like with "alcoholism."

Stupid drunks.  Stupid lazy kids.  They all just need to be scared straight through trauma.



Yet amazingly, this "epidemic" didn't rear it's ugly head until the late 80s- early 90s, when drug companies needed to push their Flinstones Chewable Crank.

For every 1 child that actually needs ritalin, there are at least 30 who don't and are prescribed it anyway because parents have given up on being parents and are looking for a magic pill solution.
 
2014-03-17 06:26:25 AM  
How dare this charlatan question the pharmaceutical industry's revenue stre-, uh...
How dare this charlatan question the disorder that effects the lives of millions of Americans?
 
2014-03-17 06:26:35 AM  

log_jammin: ajax6677: I was diagnosed as ADHD-primarily inattentive a few months ago. I didn't even know it existed. Still afraid to try the drugs because a new article like this comes out every few months.

This guy is selling a book.

http://www.amazon.com/ADHD-Does-Exist-Richard-Saul/dp/006226673X

In the book he does NOT say ADHD doesn't exist, you just gives it a new name.

People who write articles like these are out to sell you something and make a name for themselves, and they do it by making you afraid of "main stream medicine".


What sucks is that it works. I adore science. I love reading about it, even though I'm just enjoying it on a layman's terms. But this fear mongering garbage really throws the doubt in there. For example, I *know* that the vaccine - autism link is bunk, but dammit if I wasn't terrified for my little boy every time he gets a shot. If I can get ruffled knowing it's false, it's not surprising that the typical incurious American eats it up without even a question.


My ADHD-PI diagnosis is very recent so I'm trying to do my own reading so I can be comfortable before trying these kinds of meds. I want to find a happy medium between blind trust and blatant paranoia. For my own sanity I need to stick to scientific papers instead of the daily rag.
 
2014-03-17 06:26:51 AM  
Hmm I thought It was 1 soma for a break, 2 soma for a vacation... Damn how did that go...

Yeah it's a load of crap. Sugar sugar sugar caffeine!!!!
 
2014-03-17 06:28:28 AM  

namatad: so drugs are being used to treat symptoms, rather than tests being done to determine if there is some sort of underlying condition and then treating that condition?

COLOR ME SHOCKED
Especially given the terrible health care in the US.


CSB
I had undiagnosed hashimoto's (hypothyroidism) for probably 10 years.
ooo depression? lets put you on meds
ooo sleep problems? lets put you on meds
ooo weight gain? well you are just lazy
ooo hypertension? lets put you on meds
ooo sleep apnea? lets put you on a machine or something

Even after being put on hormone replacement, the doctor was under dosing me, because they are TERRIFIED of going over. LOL

FFS, once I FINALLY was properly treated, oh LOOK, my sleep problems went away, my depression went away, my weight improved, my hypertension improved.

All at the cost of a generic pill and proper testing.
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

TL;DR - be in charge of your own medical health, because no one else is
/csb


I have very bad depression (major depression disorder) and when i went back to the psychiatrist after 5 years of meds (because it was getting worse) the first thing he tested was my thyriod. Which turned out to be ok.i might live in a little backwater country, but it seems to me our medical staff/professionals are ok.
 
2014-03-17 06:31:40 AM  
Oh god, another "I think I'm smarter than scientific consensus because I am more curmudgeony than you" author.

I remember when Time was respected...
 
2014-03-17 06:32:59 AM  

JerkyMeat: Ok, that may be true, but there are few people I know first hand who are dazzled by shiny objects.


He went to Jared!
 
2014-03-17 06:33:53 AM  
It was amazing how ADHD symptoms went away when my nieces and nephews went a day without soda, Kool-Aid, candy, etc.  Maybe people should try that.  Oh wait, that is effort, and refraining from knuckling under to every demand rfom the child.  Can't be having with that.

And the FDA has approved Red 40, can't possibly be that toxic muck, either.
 
2014-03-17 06:35:02 AM  

Laobaojun: How dare this charlatan question the pharmaceutical industry's revenue stre-, uh...
How dare this charlatan question the disorder that effects the lives of millions of Americans?


It...  causes the lives of millions of Americans?

Or did you, in your eminently precise fashion, mean "affects"?
 
2014-03-17 06:35:03 AM  

Natsumi: namatad: so drugs are being used to treat symptoms, rather than tests being done to determine if there is some sort of underlying condition and then treating that condition?

COLOR ME SHOCKED
Especially given the terrible health care in the US.


CSB
I had undiagnosed hashimoto's (hypothyroidism) for probably 10 years.
ooo depression? lets put you on meds
ooo sleep problems? lets put you on meds
ooo weight gain? well you are just lazy
ooo hypertension? lets put you on meds
ooo sleep apnea? lets put you on a machine or something

Even after being put on hormone replacement, the doctor was under dosing me, because they are TERRIFIED of going over. LOL

FFS, once I FINALLY was properly treated, oh LOOK, my sleep problems went away, my depression went away, my weight improved, my hypertension improved.

All at the cost of a generic pill and proper testing.
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

TL;DR - be in charge of your own medical health, because no one else is
/csb

I have very bad depression (major depression disorder) and when i went back to the psychiatrist after 5 years of meds (because it was getting worse) the first thing he tested was my thyriod. Which turned out to be ok.i might live in a little backwater country, but it seems to me our medical staff/professionals are ok.


Did they test anything else? I feel like there are two sides. You either get the doc that throws ALL THE MEDS!! at you to see what sticks, or you get the lazy doc that won't do anything without pulling teeth. Neither of them spend more than ten minutes with you. The doc that actually works with you for a real solution is like the holy fricken grail.
 
2014-03-17 06:35:49 AM  

Laobaojun: It was amazing how ADHD symptoms went away when my nieces and nephews went a day without soda, Kool-Aid, candy, etc.  Maybe people should try that.  Oh wait, that is effort, and refraining from knuckling under to every demand rfom the child.  Can't be having with that.

And the FDA has approved Red 40, can't possibly be that toxic muck, either.


Sugar causes drowsiness, not hyperactivity.

Damn, but you're an idiot.
 
2014-03-17 06:36:47 AM  

JerkyMeat: Ok, that may be true, but there are few people I know first hand who are dazzled


I call those people "management"
 
2014-03-17 06:37:30 AM  

JerkyMeat: Ok, that may be true, but there are few people I know first hand who are dazzled by shiny objects.


I call those people "management"
 
2014-03-17 06:40:15 AM  

ajax6677: That "giveaway" is like one of major symptoms. Supposedly it's a coping mechanism for dopamine deficiency. It helps to override the constant brain chatter.


Exactly.  If you make a symptom that can fit any person, then you've essentially met the requirements of a fortune teller:  "I see love in your future.  And disappointment."  etc.  If you can focus on 3-4 things, you can _learn_ to focus on more.  It's the inability to focus on anything that's the true issue.  Kids that can play 8 straight hours of a game aren't lacking in the ability to focus.  They can only focus on something that gives them an easy reward.  Given time, they can grow beyond this -- without medication.
 
2014-03-17 06:44:14 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I learned to hyper-caffeinate myself when I need to slow down and concentrate. I took Adderal for a little while, but stopped that shiat after I found myself doing lesson plans for 3-4 hours at a time, and not even realizing how much time had passed.


Coffee works but the effects linger and the sleep interruption causes its own concentration problems the following day.  This is not such a problem with pills because when they wear off you can actually sleep.  The best results with pills are when you have a task that needs hours of uninterrupted attention with minimal task switching.  For me it was best to swallow the pill and begin working on your task immediately before it goes into effect because I tended to get into "The Zone" on whatever I was working on when the meds started to take effect.  If I was goofing around or task switching when the meds hit then it would be difficult to achieve the desired effect for the rest of the day.  I went back to caffeine and just suffer the sleep consequences.
 
2014-03-17 06:44:53 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I've met a few kids who definitely had something wrong with them. Hyperactive, inability to concentrate, inappropriate behavior, struggle with authority. These are all normal behaviors of normal kids. But when you meet a kid with the type of behavioral problem that they call ADHD, these are magnified tenfold.

Sure, the doctors are probably overprescribing drugs to kids who don't need them because their parents are no longer willing to be parents and would rather just drug kids into compliance, but having spent time with some of kids who are actually having their quality of life destroyed by their uncontrollable behaviors, I'm not ready to throw the baby out with the bathwater.


Yep, a kid with actual ADD is bouncing off the walls farking constantly.
 
2014-03-17 06:47:37 AM  
CSB: Undiagnosed ADHD my whole life. Teachers recommended it to my mom when I was a kid, but she wasn't into the mumbo-jumbo of the day. Flash forward to my late 30s and my neighbor ends up being a child psychologist who refers me to a colleague to get "tested". Long story short, taking the minimal dose of generic methylphenidate extended-release now and it has completely changed my life.

So these days when I'm having basic conversations with people my mind isn't busy matching up songs with every other word they say, while also constantly finishing their sentences and subbing words I think would have worked better. I was probably the biggest skeptic until this thing actually worked for me. Now I see a shrink every 6 months and he writes me massive scripts that last that long.

My work and home desks have gone from being plastered in tiny post-it notes to looking like a normal persons. I've learned to "manage" over the years, but goddamn do these pills make my day and life sooooo much easier. If I would have been on this stuff in school I probably would have been able to accomplish a lot more in life, or at least it wouldn't have been a constant and endless Secret Life of Walter Mitty struggle.
 
2014-03-17 06:51:42 AM  
I needed Ritalin to get through High School. I do not think I could have gotten through High School without it, because of the sheer amount of simple memorization and repetition that could not hold my attention. The moment I graduated and started college I no longer needed the drugs; not because I had suddenly changed but because college was structured differently and I could pursue my interests instead of having my interests dictated to me.
 
2014-03-17 06:51:59 AM  

maram500: ADD and DHD definitely exist. I've seen it. ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) also exists.


The OOD, however, do not exist...

static2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-03-17 06:57:38 AM  

JoelWhy: As we all know, science is determined by a single doctor making claims in a non-peer-reviewed venue. Oh, and that doctor reaches his conclusions based on anecdotal experiences. Yep, this guy's definitely the last word on ADHD...



Search "peer reviewed falsified data" in google scholar and you'll find significant of evidence that peer reviewed venues are a lot more dangerous than arguing from admitted anecdata.  Some research indicates that 60% or more of published journal articles contain some form of falsified or fraudulent data or analysis, and that this is higher in psychological and biological sciences.

One example you can do yourself is to just find 100 journal articles and plot the reported p values of their statistics.  You'll find a strange and noteworthy bump over expected value of p values just UNDER .05 (or .10, depending on the field and the standard used).  Meaning when a result is statistically significant, it is more likely than it should be that it JUST MANAGES to get under the bar.  People are fudging data to get this result.

There are more sophisticated measures of finding falsification and other fraudulence.  To say nothing of publication biases, funding biases, or anonymous survey data which indicates significant known fraudulence.

Point is, be careful what "peer reviewed venues" you trust.  Really, don't trust any.  If you haven't read the paper and examined the argumentation AND the reported results far more carefully than is generally done, the odds aren't good that it's reliable.
 
2014-03-17 07:00:13 AM  
They put my oldest on Ritalin when he was a young boy.  I wish to God I had never let them do it.  It caused (and I have no scientific proof) lots of problems for him later in life IMHO.  I think autism is over diagnosed too.  I'll probably catch flack for that comment.
 
2014-03-17 07:02:48 AM  

ajax6677: I was diagnosed as ADHD-primarily inattentive a few months ago. I didn't even know it existed. Still afraid to try the drugs because a new article like this comes out every few months.


If you have symptoms and you can find a class, your insurance should pay for dialectical behavior therapy - commonly called DBT. It's mostly about training yourself to be mindful, living in the moment. It is really based on Eastern philosophies (think zen). It takes a while, but you can handle symptoms better than you might imagine, tho we all have good and bad days. Use it all the time and it will be ingrained.

It helps a lot.
 
2014-03-17 07:03:07 AM  

ajax6677: My ADHD-PI diagnosis is very recent so I'm trying to do my own reading so I can be comfortable before trying these kinds of meds.


why not just get some other doctors opinions?

I mean, If you want to know if your mechanic knows what he's talking about you would talk to other mechanics and not read up on alternators on your own.

I'm not saying the following as an attack against you, it's just an general statement about people as a whole. But these days people seem to have a real hard time listening to the experts in their field, and instead think that we can read a few few articles, or ask a question on a message board, and that's just as good as the opinion of someone who has a degree in medicine(or whatever field that relates to  the subject), and years of experience.

Personally speaking, I'd feel much more comfortable with the opinions of 2-3 doctors, than I would with my own research. Hell. I make enough mistakes on topics I know a lot about. Myself doubt in researching whether or not to take certain meds would be overpowering for me.
 
2014-03-17 07:06:50 AM  

aharown: Search "peer reviewed falsified data" in google scholar and you'll find significant of evidence that peer reviewed venues are a lot more dangerous than arguing from admitted anecdata.   Some research indicates that 60% or more of published journal articles contain some form of falsified or fraudulent data or analysis, and that this is higher in psychological and biological sciences.


where was that research published, and why did you choose to believe it?

also getting published doesn't mean it is fact or completely correct. That's is where the "peer review" comes into play.
 
2014-03-17 07:07:03 AM  

Enigmamf: Oh god, another "I think I'm smarter than scientific consensus because I am more curmudgeony than you" author.

I remember when Time was respected...


In hindsight I think it is fair to say that Time was respected because sources of more accurate information required an expensive subscription or a trip to the library.  The Internet changed everything.
 
2014-03-17 07:10:04 AM  
i57.tinypic.com
 
2014-03-17 07:12:50 AM  
Everyone knows it was invented by the drug companies and the whiny liberals.
 
2014-03-17 07:14:45 AM  
i59.tinypic.com
 
2014-03-17 07:17:30 AM  

williesleg: Everyone knows it was invented by the drug companies and the whiny liberals.


because if there are two groups who get along really really well, it's drug companies and the whiny liberals.
 
2014-03-17 07:19:43 AM  
So you're telling me it's on the "spaz" spectrum?
 
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