"AIDS Treatment News" online * New Issue #302 (searchable/indexed)

johnburgin at worldnet.att.net johnburgin at worldnet.att.net
Wed Sep 23 17:09:00 EST 1998

On 23 Sep 1998 20:19:37 GMT, carlton at walleye.ccbr.umn.edu (Carlton
Hogan) wrote:

>In article <learn-2309981142390001 at tench.microbiol.washington.edu>,
>Jerry Learn <learn at u.washington.edu> wrote:
>>>  chemists who criticize the virology and immunology. By the way.
>>> What *has* Mullis done lately (besides creating a totally data-
>>> free model of AIDS pathogenesis)?
>>I did a check of Medline this morning, and the only thing that I can find
>>since 1992 from him is the above mentioned paper (A hypothetical disease
>>of the immune system that may bear some relation to the acquired immune
>>deficiency syndrome. Genetica 95(1-3):195-197).
>Yeah, that's the data free model I referred to. His "immune network
>overload" theory. A good armchair quarter back think piece, but not
>credible as an alternative explanation of AIDS etiology.
Isn't it interesting that you discount data free models because you
need them so bad to massage the data to get what you want.  Remember
what Mark Twain said about statistics.  jb

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