The post below in quotes was a response made by somebody to someone who posted a link to my blog on the Bird Mite forums. First the post made by this person and then my response.
The Post About My Blog
Perhaps I’m an "elitist", but I don’t spend a lot of time reading speculations by non-scientists. When someone doesn’t have a scientific foundation, the mistakes that are made are embarrassingly naive.
I only have enough science (biology major and some research experience) to recognize the naive assumptions that are made. I know enough to refrain from trying to be an "expert".
That research was done by real scientists, and there are certain details that are worth pondering. One, in particular, is that 300 unusual pathogens were found, collectively, in the skin of this group of 20 subjects. Two of them did not have collembola.
What does that mean? I would suggest what many of us have said – that we are "magnets" for all kinds of things. And, ultimately, the answer way be when the answer to WHY we have become these "magnets" is discovered. I will go even a little further and say that some of these blogs do a disservice
by spreading very faulty information, and often promote products that are VERY expensive with NO proven efficacy.
That particular blog spun a tale about toluene that was completely unscientific, confusing information and assuming causes and effects that were childish. But because people are desperate for anything that might provide answers, they started writing to Dr. Wymore to get clarification (as it was his words that
were distorted and misunderstood). So he had to take the time out of his very busy schedule to try to set the record straight. Took time away from his research.
For me, I read the real science and what people, like us, are finding are effective in helping to lessen our nightmare. I know this is going to cause a hailstorm, but I am not the only one who feels this way and it needs to be said. I heard that someone on the radio the other night said that "Swine flu is Morgellons" Good God. That’s the kind of nutty stuff that has shrouded the community with an air of lunacy.
I am apparently smart enough to figure out what was happening to my body, correct it, and become symptom free. And from my first blog post on Toluene and Putida to my final “Poor Mans Protocol” post is my recorded journey. Call it want you want to (non-scientific, embarrassingly naive, trying to be an expert, childish, doing a disservice, spreading very faulty information, promoting products) but I am symptom free. Morgellons is over for me. You go ahead and keep waiting on the scientists. For me and many others, we are smart enough to figure this out on our own. My Poor mans protocol has nothing on it that you cannot buy at Whole foods or online very cheaply. And I never distorted a single word. We are not captives, we are being set free. Where exactly are all these “real” scientific papers on Morgellons that you are reading? Because to date there is not a single scientifically peer reviewed article published anywhere in any journal on Morgellons. As far as I’m concerned, my voice carries just as much weight as anybody else’s does on this topic, maybe even more so because I have been a sufferer and I am now symptom free based on “my science”. You state 300 pathogens were found? Which one is the cause? While your scientists spend the next few decades trying to figure out the cause (what they are looking at are really the effects and not the cause) I suggest my readers focus on their terrain and get on with healing and make Morgellons a distant memory.