I criticized Hall for being an idjit. It's one thing to want scientific freedom, it's another to use this argument to justify doing bad science.
Let me just illustrate where we find that argument.
Good scientists who are told to do bad science.
Bad scientists who are told to do good science.
Which kind of scientist is Hall, and what kind of science does he do, hm? What kind of scientists do we find predominantly in nutrition science, hm? Or, what kind of science do nutrition scientists predominantly do, hm? I can only think of one nutrition scientist whom I respect, and ironically he's a self-acknowledged vegetarian - Chris Gardner, lead researcher for the A-TO-Z experiment. Versus Hall, Chris certainly did not twist that experiment to prove that a vegetarian diet is the way to go.
NuSI, that's the kind of world it's facing, the kind of world it's trying to change. On the flip side, we got this: http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=480510
Changing the world by the side door. So, I guess, don't put all your eggs in the same basket.