Dec 21, 2011
me+ME: More on St. Judy
The link is interesting, and if you never read any Ionesco, Dürrenmatt, Pinter, Stoppard, or Albee you should, because it's fun and it also clarifies human social behaviour and human beings to some extent.
But I'll try to document things again:
1. General backgrounds
First, for general backgrounds, informed ideas and decent prose see
of which I'll quote a little below. It generally makes the most sense, since there are quite a few writing there who are quite well-informed about virology, ME/CFS, dr. Mikovits's antics, and real science, and some of the regulars also write quite well.
Then again, the True Believers among the patients seem to shy away or are being curtailed on the forums for people with ME/CFS that I can access, but still shine brightly, in their own dimwitted ways, on dr. Deckoff-Jones blog, in the comments section, anonymously of course:
Some general background to help make sense of much of this is here, and the last of the following items may amuse Life of Brian fans, besides showing that mankind, that defines itself as sapient, uses its intelligence to get things wrong most of the time, while blissfully and succsfully trying to be blind to all evidence to the contrary:
2. Science reports
Second, Science also has a brief article on it, by Jon Cohen, dated yesterday:
It contains some information I didn't know yet. Here are some quotations, with a few comment by me. I quote by indentation:
The judge had good reasons to be irritated, given that he ordered the sainted dr. Mikovits not to tamper with the materials she had "misappropriated" from the WPI:
Indeed, it seems as if the judge would have laughed St.-Judy-of-the-great-gift-and-good-intentions out of court if he had felt less disgruntled:
As I noted before, I also cannot take a defense of the form "My client is a worrrrld-renowned scientist and doesn't know the law" serious. Nor can I take the following serious:
To me it seems pretty ridiculous and quite inconsistent: If the dear doctor really meant so extra-ordinarily well, then why not use the occasion to explain publicly what is wrong with the WPI, why she felt entitled to take the lab books and lie about not having them, and why she saw removing materials from a laptop she was ordered by the court not to tamper with as justified?
What the removal of information on the laptop she did return strongly suggests, as does her not returning of several lab-books she was ordered to return also strongly suggest, is that she had the lab-books and lap-top(s) stolen because they contained information she did not want others to see (as I've argued from the beginning).
Ms. Ann Hall (also known from Woody Allen's movies, by name: I mentally see lobsters, when reading that name, but this is an aside for others with a good visual memory or with DVD-collections) is not optimistic:
One reason for Ms Hall's pessimism is that Mr. Pfost and Dr. Mikovits had the materials they "misappropriated" for 53 days to themselves, and only then returned them, and only in part, it now emerges, indeed after the sainted doctor spent four nights in jail to learn some law.
3. The cell-lines and St. Judy's dismissal from WPI
Third, I guessed correctly that the originally stated reasons for firing dr. Mikovits from the WPI were not quite the full reasons. Here is a quote from Phoenix Rising, that in turn quotes an article from the RGJ.com that I can't find now, but that sounds quite credible. My bolding:
So the sainted dr. Judy also tried to "misappropriate" cell lines sent and addressed to her then colleague dr. Lombardi. Then again, she really must be a saint - saints have often been derided by unbelievers: "Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proven innocent" (George Orwell) - and her very own Prophetess Patricia Carter once again explains everything:
Ms. Carter once had a law degree and even seems to have been a professor in law (she has said), before arriving at here present state of living death (she said), so perhaps she should step forward and take over the sainted one's defense, and teach the law to incompetent U.S. judges: No wooorrrrld-renowned sainted scientist ought to be bothered by the law or the courts if said sainted scientist thinks it morally justified to organize burglary, to steal, to lie, to deceive and to refuse to follow courts' orders - it is the moral, legal and human duty of US judges, so Ms. Carter assures the world, by direct logical implication, to
Indeed, it also seems quite justified, then, if Ms Carter starts persecuting judge Adams for incompetence, for damaging the reputation of a sainted one, for causing her unease, and for causing her to pay legal fees: Never ever could a sainted one be fairly expected to realize that her own saintly and scientific credibility might get tainted by burglarizing, stealing, and lying.
4. ERV is laughing loudly
Fourth and finally for the moment (early afternoon in Amsterdam) here is some vintage ERV-blog, commenting on the sainted one's computer skills:
There may be more later today, but meanwhile this will do as a first update.
As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):
Short descriptions of the above:
1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understands ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:
7. A space-
and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources
The last has many files, all on my site to keep them accessible.
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