Nuggets of Wisdom

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Oz: The Wizard vs. The Doctor

Oz: The Wizard vs. The Doctor by BlameThe1st on DeviantArt

"When you look at the sheer magnitude of the misinformation...[Dr. Oz], throughout the year, and even long before, [has] ensnared untold amounts of people with [his] falsehoods to the point of potentially putting their own health at risk...[He] has caused the most harm week in and week out as millions watch and are potentially fooled [with] everything from diet scams to homeopathy to fear-mongering about potentially beneficial technologies such as GMOs and even questioning the benefit of vaccines. With one unsubstantiated claim after another, going against both the scientific evidence and standard medical practice. As the show wins award after award, and one media group after another comments on its influence. It's impossible to count how many people have been harmed, which is why it’s important to bring as much attention to this as possible, that someone so careless and fraudulent can be listened to and respected and admired by so many is beyond reprehensible. It is an epidemic all on its own." ― Shane Killian

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” ― Daniel J. Boorstin

Considering that half of his medical advice has been confirmed to be bogus, and that he has been dragged before Congress to testify on behalf of his own bogosity, one has to wonder why Dr. Oz hasn’t had his medical license revoked yet.