[quote="Gelert"]No, no, I suppose OWK is correct. Scientists can and do have conflicting interests. We're people after all.
I mean, just look at the two papers that have been the subject of most intense discussion here.
[quote="Ornish, 2008"]Dean Ornish writes general-interest books on preventive medicine,receives lecture honoraria, and consults with food companies to make more healthful foods.
(doesn't mention that the diet studied is in fact, the Ornish diet, or that he is chairman of the PMRI, which aims to promote his books.)
[quote="Donaldson, 2004"]Michael Donaldson is a research scientist at the Hallelujah Acres Foundation, a foundation for investigations pertaining to the Hallelujah Diet. Funding for this review was provided by the Hallelujah Acres Foundation.
I wonder what the current evidence-based medicine approach to dealing with gunshot wounds sustained to one's foot is.
For reference, I have no competing interests - despite allegations to the contrary earlier by OWK, I've never worked in or received any support from industry, financial or otherwise. My only agenda in this thread is to try and keep sweeping up the bullshit.