Some of what we face as pwME has naming that I wasn't aware of.... Essentially they amount to the relative insurmountability of an overwhelming blitzkrieg of BS: Bullshit asymmetry principle (Brandolini's Law) "Bullshit" on @Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullshit?wprov=sfta1 Gish gallop "Gish gallop" on @Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gish_gallop?wprov=sfta1 Set with gaslighting, I think they are part of what pwME face today, both in the meta sphere, of medical research ignorance Vs scientific research norms, and the practical day to day arena, of dealing with one on one medical ignorance. There are just too many layers to unpick when dealing with an ignorant medic, usually with levels of ignorance that would result in that medic's exclusion from non-medic scientific fora and/or ridicule. And yet.... I have been furious with the rise of these two trends over the past decade as norms of political discourse, debasing those who have advanced them and their political competitors (at the cost of the people, including those who believe them). I didn't realise that the phenomena had names, until today. They relate to us as pwME too, so knowing the terms is a plus.