Dr. Oz

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brianvds (November 01, 2012, 06:26:52 AM):
I seldom watch TV, but now and then I catch sight of an episode of Dr. Oz. I have long found him amusing, going on about the vital importance of eating this or that, or five signs that you are about to develop rectal cancer or that sort of thing. He neatly embodies the pseudoscience that much of modern medicine has turned into: a highly skilled surgeon with not a flicker of understanding of how science works.

I was less amused yesterday, when he had John Edward as his studio guest, and interviewed the fraudster in a completely uncritical manner. Some lady from some or other psychological association was also there, and also failed to take on Edward. So basically, the notion of talking to dear departed uncle George has now been publicly endorsed by both medicine and psychology.

In short, Dr. Oz is not just a tad ignorant of scientific method. He's a damn fraud.
Mefiante (November 01, 2012, 08:12:20 AM):
Well, ask yourself how a surgeon ends up with his own TV show dispensing medical advice instead of doing surgery in a hospital when the need is much greater for surgeons than for a growing array of asshats on TV.

An overdeveloped sense of self-worth, amply bolstered by Dunning-Kruger fantasies. That’s how.

'Luthon64
Zulumoose (November 01, 2012, 09:14:38 AM):
Remember that Dr Oz is a spin off of Oprah, and one of the main reasons that they are so successful in getting controversial guests on their shows is that they are NEVER CRITICAL. Guests know in advance that they will always receive positive spin. It is a win-win situation, for everyone except an audience that would like to see the issues tackled head on. The target audience does not, it wants feel good warm fuzzies from start to finish.
Faerie (November 01, 2012, 09:15:02 AM):
Dont forget we've got our very own home-grown TV doc as well. "Dr" Michael Mol presented a show on the benefits of homeopathy not too long ago....
BoogieMonster (November 01, 2012, 14:13:20 PM):
... how a surgeon ends up with his own TV show dispensing medical advice instead of doing surgery in a hospital when the need is much greater for surgeons than for a growing array of asshats on TV.

One of these will make you rich, the other will make you filthy stinkin' rich!

Quote from: Faerie
... very own home-grown TV doc as well. "Dr" Michael Mol...

The female of the species do seem to prefer the more "hunky" "doctors", don't they?

EDIT: Realised I should probably quote "doctors".

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