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What should be mentioned? I was quite keen to mention the Clay follow-up article (and the response to that) to illustrate that this was indeed a controversy and not just an academic voicing an opinion into an indifferent world. Of course different ways of presenting it might be chosen but I think it's a notable aspect of Atwood that he's been attacked for a "bias" which he cheerfully (indeed proudly) admits to. Ronz thinks this may be too much to mention ... Alexbrntalk|contribs|COI 16:04, 10 October 2013 (UTC)
It comes down to sources. Who comments on his part in the controversy and is it worth noting in an encyclopedia article on him? As currently presented and sourced, it looks more like a way to bring up criticism of Clay than anything else. --Ronz (talk) 20:41, 10 October 2013 (UTC)
The pertinent thing about it is that the criticism from Clay seemed to centre on who Atwood was as much as the arguments made, but it's tricky to represent the totality of what went on in this exchange in a short space. Could it perhaps just be boiled down to a descriptive sentences ("the piece attracted both criticism and support in published exchanges which followed" or something) with a link off to the sources? Hall also criticised Clay for having an undisclosed COI and David Gorski said her piece was published in a "crank journal" so there is/was certainly a lot going on there. That TACT trial seems from our coverage elsewhere to be quite a big deal in the CAM/skeptic timeline, and Atwood's involvement might well be the most notable thing about him to date. Alexbrntalk|contribs|COI 21:02, 10 October 2013 (UTC)