Thanks to all of you that voted in the recent poll! It looks like I will be going some more work on hair thinning and loss since an overwhelming majority (76% and counting) want to know more about this topic!
On further housekeeping, there is a difficult topic to talk about but I have to bring attention to it. I have been getting a slew of emails following postings by two other bloggers in particular. Quite often there isn't a question involved, there is usually the statement, 'Jc, please correct this person!!
If I could give you a medal, I would! I want to say that the fact that you are asking me to correct the information means YOU KNOW it is wrong!
However, I think there is a danger of getting dragged down by chasing every single incorrect post in the blogosphere especially if the person is not a scientist. I think the one thing that scientists appreciate is being told you are wrong and being criticised. There is a reason why a thesis exam is sometimes called a defense and this is because it is actually like being cross examined to establish how accurate your work is and the opportunity is there to DEFEND the work.
I think I can safely criticise most scientists and they would roll with the punches, it comes with the territory. However, to do the same to a blogger who has set up a site for entertainment and not for scientific scrutiny is really just unfair.
I truly appreciate that the scientific content, citing and accuracy of my site is valued. I don't think that writing topics brought up by someone else on another blog for the purpose of just criticising it or tearing it to pieces is good. I wouldn't feel happy doing it and I wouldn't want to invest my time in this way.
If you DO have a question to ask after reading another blog, then do ask the question and we can explore it scientifically. So there you have it, drama free drama!!