I met (virtually) Dr. Coyne this past week and helped him get this article ready for his debut post on ScienceBasedMedicine.org . (The expertise is entirely his: my help was editorial.) Super nice guy. What’s particularly interesting about this topic is that it concerns corruption and abuse of the idea of evidence-based medicine from within medicine and scientific publishing. I know more than enough not to be even slightly shocked by this, but it is amazing that battles like this still need to be fought, so late in history.