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Are “extremist” patients attacking chronic fatigue syndrome science?

Paul Ingraham ARCHIVEDMicroblog posts are archived and rarely updated. In contrast, most long-form articles on are updated regularly over the years (see updates page).

As usual when returning to the blog, I want to try to publish more truly “micro” posts. And, as usual, I am sure I will fail. Probably I will continue most posts will be merely “short” rather than the nugget-sized posts I have always aspired to publish!

So today’s attempt is just a simple reading recommendation, which I can easily keep short and sweet: Chronic fatigue syndrome, Bristol University, and controversial science. It’s an excellent and interesting article, and chronic fatigue syndrome has a lot in common with “chronic pain syndrome” (fibromyalgia). This is basically what it’s about:

Scientists claim they are being harassed and abused by ‘extremist’ patients. Others say that’s an exaggeration designed to discredit the patient community.

Jebus, what a mess.

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