"Can you hear the dedicated pharma and genetics and behavioral commenters stampeding to HuffPo? How many harcore ND bloggers just vomited a little in their mouths?"
How does this not read as an attempt to stifle debate and an immediate dismissal of anyone who doesn't see the world their way. Wow. KS, you managed to offend so many people there in just one sentence. Good work. They probably didn't, at least not until they read your comment. Probably. How many of your loyal readers just read your words, though, and thought, wow, a little much perhaps? I wonder, does it chap you that AoA's stuff was not promoted and was buried last month, but Hyman's getting big bylines for his stuff?
WTF? Most people with a scientific penchant who peruse Huff saw Hyman's stuff over the last month or so and probably went, huh, more woo, big surprise. Functional medicine. Gotcha. Hidden inflammation that can't be tested for. Gotcha. The whole post selling Hyman's cure and hyperlinking back to his website and his products. Gotcha. Absolutely gotcha. Dude's got all the answers on autism and only he can save your child. And make your child totally normal. Alrighty then.
Functional medicine = quackery. And once again it ain't about the kids.