On the Medlogs Controversy …

Looks like there is a bit of a spat between an anonymous reader and Eliot Gelwan.

Weblogs on Medlogs.com are selected.  Sure .. some are NOT selected for inclusion .. and there are many reasons for that .. one of which is that I don't have the time to review all of the new submissions (I'm about 200 behind at the moment!). I take the editing functions seriously .. though I yearn for a better method of categorizing the blog than the one we devised years ago. I have resisted commercializing the site – at the expense of revenue – so we will all have to wait for medlogs 3.0. But I digress .. The others reasons I don't include a blog in medlogs:

  • I don't think that the blog is about issues relevant to healthcare
  • The blog promotes a business rather than discussion

Not much else. I would argue that politics is often (always?) relevant to healthcare, and that separating science from politics is more of a challenge than most of us will ever admit. The whole point of weblogs is to learn from each other. If you disagree with someone – well then that is great. Disagree and make your point well so that we can all learn from the discussion.