Posted: Jun 04, 2012 12:33 pm
by Shrunk
AlohaChris wrote:I didn't think that was kosher myself. It seemed a bit paternalistic.

Or, in this particular case, maternalistic. Especially in this particular case, when the patient happens to be one of the world's great scientists. It's a bit more difficult to know how to respond when you know most patients, when doing their "research," will come across lies like the article in the OP and may not be able to determine that they are lies. But simply telling them not to do any research at all is not a solution.