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David Tuller: Trial By Error: The BPS Brigades Score Another Own Goal

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Kalliope, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Kalliope

    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The BPS Brigades Score Another Own Goal

    Not long ago, Sir Simon scored an own goal by enticing a childhood buddy to enter the PACE debate. That buddy, attorney and social commentator Mike Godwin, soon pronounced the trial—which Sir Simon had called “a thing of beauty”–to be “so profoundly flawed that it cannot be trusted.” Sir Simon tweeted out a brave front in the face of his friend’s rejection of PACE, reaffirming his own belief that the trial was well-conducted. Whatever. Godwin agreed to sign the open letter to Lancet editor Richard Horton.

    Now Professor Michael Sharpe has done something similar.
     
  2. Sean

    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    :D
     
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    Luther Blissett Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    James Morris-Lent Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Maybe Stephen Fry will make it a turkey?
     
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    Seven Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    OMG this is perfect for a goo illustration of the resicouless of it all!!! Sympson gets CFS and get GET and CBT!!!!
     
  6. Forbin

    Forbin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The idea of taking someone's allegiance for granted reminds me of this old joke (apparently originating in MAD Magazine in 1958)...


    Lone Ranger: "Look, Tonto, thousands of hostile Indian warriors coming right at us! How do we get out of this?"

    Tonto: "What do you mean "we," Kemosabe?"
     
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  7. Sly Saint

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    I wonder if Sir Simon was quoting Keats on this;
    The full text is:
    "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing."

    not my chosen description for the PACE trial but I could see why he would like it:D
     

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