Diabetes is a life-threatening disease. Left untreated you have toes and feet fall off and eventually just die. It is clearly definable and diagnosable.
T-levels naturally vary a great deal from person to person. One person having lower T than another does not threaten their life. It is not a disease. It's like one person being taller than another.
The idea that Ralph floated that decreasing T-levels for the entire population over time as some sort of justification for doping makes no sense. If it's affecting the general population, then someone is not at a competitive disadvantage from it. And for all his claims about wanting to have a scientific discussion he makes claims about declining t-levels to be caused by "chemicals" when there is absolutely no evidence if that. Might be caused by natural selection. Long life, successful mating and financial success are no longer enhanced by being a big burly male to the same extent as it used to. There are other traits that have grown in importance.
Taking his argument in his logical direction I could say:
Obesity has been increasing in the general population. Most of the guys winning my age group have skinnier builds than me, so I should be able to take catabolic steroids to slim down. It's not performance enhancing beyond where I would be if I were just that skinny on my own.
Tim Don and I are about the same age and his hematocrit levels are a lot higher than mine. My hematorcrit levels are not age-appropriate! I'm just gonna take some EPO to get my hematorcrit levels up to where they are supposed to be. It's not performance enhancing because my performance will be just like what it would be if I happened to have natural hematorcrit levels that high!
Ed O'Malley http://www.motivengines.com @EdwardOMalley