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Ken Milne MD
Remember to be skeptical of anything you learn, even if you heard it on the Skeptics’ Guide to EM.
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Ken Milne MD 4m
Replying to @SciencePartisan
Thanks for the clarification. Can you appreciate that calling someone a *t head could be interpreted as an ad hominem attack? We seem to both agree it is at least distracting. Including defn of the fallacy is an attempt for common ground
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Ken Milne MD 17m
Replying to @SciencePartisan
I don’t believe I dismissed someone’s argument based on that? There is the fallacy fallacy. Just because an argument is fallacious does not make it wrong.
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Ken Milne MD 20m
Replying to @SciencePartisan
I wish he was on twitter so he could speak for himself.
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Ken Milne MD 21m
I respect your point of view. Clearly others (ethics committee chairman, peer reviewers, decision editors and ) hold a different view. Some of my thoughts are on the SGEM blog. I recognize I could be wrong.
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Haydn Drake 31m
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Ken Milne MD 28m
Replying to @SciencePartisan
I agree it does not invalidate their argument. But adding a fallacious argument does not strengthen a logical argument. It is a distraction. Let’s try and stick to the science and elevate not lower the discussion.
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Ken Milne MD 33m
Replying to @PulmCrit @First10EM
I see it more of a challenge with science communication than the RCT. They asked a question, conducted the trial, got results & did not over-interpret their findings. Is it their fault it is being misinterpreted?
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Ken Milne MD 39m
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Ken Milne MD 40m
Replying to @SciencePartisan
It’s not pointing out flaws as much as the ad hominem attacks. Scientists (me included) can be wrong. Post-publication peer review is part of the process. Personal attacks should not be part of the robust scientific discussion.
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Ken Milne MD 46m
Replying to @PulmCrit @First10EM
Positivity rate was low (~2%) during the study time frame and was not surging in their country. The Chairman of their Ethics Committee did not think it was idiot to perform the RCT.
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Ken Milne MD 52m
Replying to @PulmCrit @First10EM
Appreciate the qualification. Your post was already linked to our SGEM critical appraisal of the DANMASK-19 RCT.
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Ken Milne MD 54m
We need to be kinder to each other. I welcome robust discussion of the science but cringe at the ad hominem attacks.
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Ken Milne MD 1h
Replying to @Sarah_Mojarad
It often did not follow Graham’s hierarchy of disagreement but rather was personal with ad hominem attacks :(
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Ken Milne MD 1h
Replying to @proceduralpause
It is a joy to teach EM with you and help patients get the best care, based on the best evidence.
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Ken Milne MD retweeted
Roberts NP & MD 1h
APPs help with productivity. Collaboration with physicians is crucial and important - each team member adds to the overall patient care experience. The discussion continues as our partnership grows.
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Ken Milne MD 1h
Rather that addressing the arguments or evidence some used ad hominem attacks instead.
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Ken Milne MD 1h
Replying to @ChuckMaguire
I experienced similar reaction to the mandatory universal debate held in the spring. Some people missed the nuance of my position. I was trying to emphasize critical thinking & healthy skepticism.
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Ken Milne MD 1h
We need to raise the bar, not lower the bar. We discussed the importance of during with from on the SGEM.
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Ken Milne MD 1h
Replying to @PulmCrit @First10EM
I agree with you that it’s an important post but would not characterize RCTs attempting to tests masks as “idiotic”. Perhaps I’m just too Canadian Eh?
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Ken Milne MD 1h
I hope to have him on some day as a guest skeptic.
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