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Petition: Per Fink Should Not Spread Lies about ME at Columbia University!

Discussion in 'Petitions' started by Andy, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Kalliope

    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    MEAction: #MEAction protests Per Fink at Columbia University - Here's what happened


    Donny Moss, an able-bodied activist and ally, managed to enter the conference room where Fink was speaking to disrupt his talk by yelling, “Spreading this misinformation about people with ME is reckless. When people with ME are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back! ”

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    Four ME activists, including a doctor, attended the conference in order to question Fink about his unscientific theory. They asked Fink to justify the harm that graded exercise therapy has caused people with ME given the aerobic energy metabolism impairment within the disease. Fink responded that there is no evidence that exercise causes harm and that exercise is appropriate for every condition whether biological or not.

    Per Fink’s sessions were not heavily attended (only 12 people attended his workshop) but the participants seemed primed to accept psychological constructs like Fink’s, as well as the mantra that exercise is always good, Mary Dimmock reported.
     
  2. Barry

    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    That has to be a blatant medical fallacy in itself surely. There must be all sorts of medical conditions, at least during certain stages, where exercise could kill you. Where does his supposed credibility come from?
     
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  3. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    So by denying reality evidence thats concrete does not exist...
    If i deny the Moon exists it certainly does not make it disappear even if it can't be seen for days, though politically denial is a popular position...
     
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  4. Wonko

    Wonko Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Nah - the moon is clearly a case in point of mass hysteria - a complex and self referencing shared delusion. It's such a textbook case that people have shared in it since before there were books, or people, what more proof could be needed that it is in fact a delusion?
     
  5. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Exactly and those who claimed to land on it are lying.
    There are even documentaries "proving" this
     
  6. Inara

    Inara Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Does someone know more about what was said and asked?
     

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