Just to warn you there are some 'CFS' threads
started over on the Bad Science Forum.
I will NOT be engaging - we are talking about a
bunch of anonymous people who cannot think outside
the box, have NO idea of the problems in claims to
'EBM', have a quasi-religious belief in psychogenic
explanations, CANNOT see the problems of science or
logic in those, they support CBT etc., make ad
hominem and appeals to authority their way of
arguing, they have already spouted the usual tired
old platitudes (accusing critics of mind-body
dualism, of looking down on the pyschiatrically ill
To even explain the situation and do it justice
will take a gargantuan effort against extremely
negatively-disposed people who will even put up
pictures of cats ad nauseum just to derail the
argument. I like cats - but I'm sick of them now!
There's even been the 'these CFSers seem to have a
lot of stamina' bullcrap (on the Myhill thread I
think- but you'd need to check.)
Plus there is a thread on 'Wessely', which i think
is a rather dangerous red herring.
I do feel attempting to engage with these people
will be dispiriting and ultimately possibly
prejudicial. Their prejudicial treatment of Sarah
Myhill, for example, is horrifying.
So it's just a warning - you don't have to heed.
But I think it will be a waste of time- there's too
much entrenchment in irrational positions- but
appeals to 'EBM' trumps all it seems. Plus I think
anyone getting fed up or angry will be used as
examples of 'mad CFS'ers'.
So proceed at your peril!
+1 - quite so, quite so: It is very probably an utter
waste of time and energy.