A statement of fact cannot be insolent. Unless that fact, should it become public, is a threat to certain activities and interests.
Orac has a particular Modus Operandus, and a very easy task. It is his self appointed role to de-construct fallacy in medicine. Something he does expertly, wittily, and with great precision and thoroughness.
He and his commentariat have infinite patience and capacity with their adversaries in the anti-pashmina movement. No argument or admission goes un-addressed.
Anything Th1Th2 says is given a certain treatment.
Not so, Jacob and Slartibartfastibast who, with their respective offerings of cannabis therapy for autism and the neanderthal admixture hypothesis for autism...
Why no Orac treatment? Could it be that these two hypotheses are a threat in some way to Orac and friends?
Orac, please ban the Trolls. Cannabis therapy means a slight reduction in the amount of overtime available for us, the ABA specialists, and the Neanderthal admixture hypothesis is a burning question which cannot be avoided for ever!
Here is Jacob's first comment. He may have started off on a wrong foot so the reaction to his comments is probably right, but still. They are acting a bit freaky so we could be onto something. They know something. There is an invisible force pulling them away from their strapline.