"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
>Carlton




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