10 Doctors want Oz off the faculty

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10 Doctors want Oz off the faculty

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:14 pm

Columbia University responds with "academic freedom."

https://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2015/ ... -cleanses/

Dr. Oz is under fire again, this time from a group of 10 physicians who wrote a letter to Columbia medical school reporting their dismay that he remains on faculty. Columbia came back with the expected “academic freedom” response, which is apparently a license to say and do anything.

I understand that innovation can come from unpopular ideas so it is vital that academicians be able to explore all avenues of research. At one time the idea of a prion was laughable to many, yet through meticulous research Dr. Stanley B. Prusiner of UCSF was able to prove his theory and now we know that a misfolded protein can not only be an agent of disease, but can be contagious.

Dr. Oz should, like all clinicians, have the academic freedom to do studies that are approved by IRBs, tinker in the lab with new ideas for cardiac devices, and write papers about his detoxing theories that his peers will review, however, that isn’t what we are talking about. The problem in the Land of Oz isn’t, as Columbia University suggests, academic freedom it is about ethics and conflicts of interest.


More here:

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/d7737df9 ... al-faculty

Doctors' letter here:

http://www.vox.com/2015/4/16/8423867/dr ... r-columbia
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Re: 10 Doctors want Oz off the faculty

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:15 pm

"Academic freedom" is a trolley car.

You ride it to where you want to go and then get off.
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Re: 10 Doctors want Oz off the faculty

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:02 pm

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: 10 Doctors want Oz off the faculty

Postby Anaxagoras » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:22 am

Oz whines that his freedom of speech is being trampled:

All of the arguments Dr. Oz made against his critics were wrong

Dr. Oz has come under heavy criticism in recent months for promoting junk science on his widely watched television show. He's been lambasted by experts, by fellow doctors, even by the federal government.

Now Oz is finally responding to those critics. But rather than address their complaints head on, he mostly wants to talk about ... civil liberties. "I know I have irritated some potential allies," he wrote in Time magazine on Thursday. "No matter our disagreements, freedom of speech is the most fundamental right we have as Americans. We will not be silenced."

This is no doubt an excellent PR move. Oz is depicting himself as a victim against critics that, he says, are working hand in hand with industry to silence him.

. . .

But Oz has nothing to say about the substantive criticisms against him. We picked through his defense to show why each of his counterarguments are wrong.

. . .


Note also his use of "the Royal We". :lol:
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