The career path of Dr. Mehmet Oz is most puzzling. Boasting a fine education (Tower Hill prep; Harvard undergrad; Penn med school; and Wharton), Oz did his residency at New York’s Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, and is now an attending surgeon at the same hospital. He also holds various academic appointments at Columbia’s med school. His name appears on more than 150 research papers, and he has published over 20 books—most of which have “You” in the title.
Category Archives: Odds and ends
Some have complained, well why don’t you just stick to debunking bad science–that’s what junkscience.com does.
Joe Bast Sent me this summary of Nature articles with his brief comments. I liked.
Either release the methane into the air or burn it for energy. Otherwise…
(from the BBC):
German cows cause methane blast in Rasdorf, Germany
Methane gas released by dairy cows has caused an explosion in a cow shed in Germany, police said. The roof was damaged and one of the cows was injured in the blast in the central German town of Rasdorf. Continue reading
ok, I’ll admit I primarily posted this because dinosaurs are always cool… but this story does demonstrate how even Accepted Truths in Science aren’t necessarily foolproof. Doesn’t mean they’re wrong, but a bit of skepticism should always be kept in reserve.
[NY Times story]
A dinosaur hobbyist who made his name as a Microsoft multimillionaire published a scientific paper on Monday alleging “serious errors and irregularities” in dinosaur research involving some of the world’s top paleontologists. Continue reading
This is junk science because… Continue reading
“With no cause and effect between profits and women on boards, the Catalyst claims look like more junk science based on statistical significance.” Continue reading
“… as they were not exposed to toxins, pollution, radiation and unhealthy diets.” Continue reading
Everyone knows that the present caused the past. Continue reading
Even with a helmet, cyclists who choose to mix it up with cars are playing a dangerous game. Continue reading
Nature Study: Global central planning would ensure ‘world’s technological, socio-economic, and environmental systems’ don’t become ‘global time bombs’
Professor Dirk Helbing of ETH Zurich’s Risk Center clearly missed the 20th century. Continue reading
Probably because environmental labels are like a sign flashing “CAUTION: THIS PRODUCT IS A JUNK SCIENCE-BASED RIP-OFF!” Continue reading
Dubious if not automatically self-debunking — data from the perpetual junk science machine (i.e., self-reported and unverified data, multiple inquiry fallacy) known as the Nurses Health Study. Continue reading
Dihydrogen monoxide is no laughing matter. Continue reading
Large asteroid heading to Earth? Pray, says NASA; 1 km-sized asteroid could ‘plausibly end civilization’
Please go back to worrying about what the temperature nowhere on Earth will be in 100 years. Continue reading
Meanwhile, deadly antibiotic resistant bacteria are stalking hospitals. Continue reading
“The cyclist was also sued yesterday with FRS Co., a nutritional products maker for which he served as spokesman, in Los Angeles federal court by consumers claiming Armstrong and the company engaged in false advertising by linking his Tour de France victories to FRS products.” Continue reading
Are federal regulations coming — and will beaches and pools be required to post them as well? Continue reading
The 34-year-old “mistake” is a former Navy officer and lawyer. Continue reading