Saturday, February 11, 2012

The quality of research is the problem we should be concerned with

Maarten Maartensz about the Whittemores:
How could a grant be handed over to people willing to be involved with the Seenos? And how can patients ever again trust that they are handling money honestly? It is a clear waste of tax payer money to hand over $300K to the Whittemores.
Bullshit: It's a fallacy, guilt by association. Also, I am personally not so much concerned how they get money to invest in research into the disease that I have, nor concerned about their motives, if the research looks sound from a scientific point of view. And one just cannot know most or all about the persons one deals with, in virtually any case.

My problem with the Whittemores is that I don't believe the research looks sound, at present, though that is not their fault, nor indeed in their interest.

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