But this is my favorite quote, the final paragraph of the post (emphasis mine):
One final note – I would much prefer to have a conversation with the critics of science-based medicine that does not constantly involve defending SBM and myself from false accusations of arrogance and paternalism. I think it says a lot about their intellectual position when that is constantly the best they have.If the shoe fits?
But seriously, he does make some interesting points. He oversimplifies a lot of the science (HTE is really not "medical student stuff"), and, while admittedly not straightforward, absence of evidence difference from evidence of absence is important to understand.
Anyhow, I am eager for my readers to go and read this response and continue this discussion. Let us keep it civil and informative. In the end, it is possible that we may come to some mutual understanding, no?