La lettera riassume le principali critiche al modo in cui i media parlano di scienza. E, visto che Burnett ha scritto altre due lettere all'omeopatia e all'astrologia, già dall'accostamento puoi immaginare quanto i suoi commenti siano lusinghieri. La mia parte preferita:
Oh, by the way, this whole 'balanced argument' thing you've got going on. I see your point, but make your mind up! Either you present 2 sides to every argument or none, why is it just when it's a controversy involving me! Yes, some people think that MMR and Autism are linked, some people think that Me and my guys would knowingly build a device capable of swallowing the planet with a black hole and turn it on just to see what happens. These people are wrong, you know they are, but they get to air their views anyway.