David H. Gorski, MD, PhD
(aka: Orac Mastcell, Mr Woo,
[back] Pharma blogs [back] Experts
[If you wondered what medical men appear to have the
MKUltra stamp on them (ref) then this one fits
the bill alongside Paul (100,000)
Offit (it is telling that he and
Kathleen Seidel even
dragged Springmeier's book out of Internet Archive). Dr Gorski's main argument against
whale documents is an ad hominem logical fallacy called
incredulity, that he calls Scopie's Law, named after a
Pharma gang member Rich Scopi:
In any discussion involving science or medicine, citing Whale.to as a
credible source loses you the argument immediately.....and
gets you laughed out of the room. Pharma boys have
to laugh at medical truth, or it would send them mad, just like Don Juan advised
to laugh at the Unknown for the same reason. A good example of the
weakness in academic intelligence. The word sophomoric
fits the bill here and (to paraphrase
Shaw) he is well suited to a career in medical politics.
spewing out Allopathic propaganda.
He moderates postings and won't allow any that expose vaccination completely eg the piece by Gary Goldman and Dr King. No surprise there. Works with Novella at Science-Based Medicine, another font of Allopathic propaganda.]
"In the entire history of man, no one has ever been brainwashed and realized, or believed, that he had been brainwashed. Those who have been brainwashed will usually passionately defend their manipulators." ---- Dick Sutphen
"Anyone who acquired their information in a trance state tends to be more confident and sincere sounding as a witness than a person who is relying on direct memory."---Secret, Don't Tell: The Encyclopedia of Hypnotism by Carla Emery p. 238
Blogs: Respectful Insolence http://skepticscircle.blogspot.com/ Science-Based Medicine
[2011 Aug] Unvaccinated Kids Healthier Study – Apoplectic Dr David Gorski Excels Again by childhealthsafety
[vid] The Amazing Meeting 7 Anti-Anti-Vax Panel
[2011 May] Dr. David Gorski's Unique Brand of Moronism by J.B. Handley How many other doctors use satire, invective, and ridicule in a public domain against parents and other medical professionals? Yes, his equally wildly immature and idiotic commentors on his blog eat it up, but in the realm of how doctors can and should conduct themselves, Dr. Gorski is an adolescent fuck-up. At the end of the day, I’m the father of a special needs and damaged child, and Dr. Gorski’s willingness to treat me with the utmost disdain, ridicule, and mean-spirited satire is reflective of the worst parts of the medical culture, of which Dr. Gorski is a shining example.
[2011 April] Dr David Gorski Spewing Anti-Vaccine-Safety Bile - Threatening Childrens' Health & Safety
[2010 June] David Gorski’s Financial Pharma Ties: What He Didn’t Tell You
[2010 March] Chicago Tribune Trumpets Another Anti-Treatment Autism Lawsuit. Why? By Teresa Conrick Dr. Usman herself had not received the lawsuit, all 46 pages to be exact, yet anyone could obtain it from Orac. The question remains how did Orac get it and who gave it to him?
 Wiki-Rath: Introducing 'MastCell'
Respectful Insolence Is A "Science" Blog?
[Aug 2008] Dr. Jay Gordon Responds to Dr. David Gorski and the Anons
[may 2008] DAVID GORSKI, M.D.: THE WORLDWIDE WANKER OF "WOO" By J.B. Handley
"Haven't read this piece, but wanted to add that David Gorski (who for years hid behind "Orac" ... is a very active participant on Wikipedia, the Healthfraud List, the Snake oil Vigilante Brigade ... while being a recipient of money from the DOD. He has several pro-vacccination industry blogs ... and haunted Usenet for years tho prefers arenas where their is censorship in his favour."---Ilena Rosenthal
Appeal to incredulity example: The nuttiness that is Whale.to: Save Scopie's Law!
See: Anne's Anti-Quackery & Science Blog Neurodiversity Tara Smith Rationalization
[April 2008] Key realities
about autism, vaccines, vaccine-injury compensation, Thimerosal, and
autism-related research. Medical Veritas 2008 April; 5(1): 1610-1644, with Gary
S. Goldman. The propaganda dispensed by Public health care and vaccine apologists is, at
best, a weak attempt to rationalize the healthcare establishment’s
positions using all the tools of doublespeak or, as George Orwell’s
called it in his book 1984, “newspeak”, to: (a) mislead, (b) distort reality,
(c) pretend to communicate, (d) make the bad seem
good, (e) avoid and/or shift responsibility, (f) make the negative appear
positive, (g) create a false verbal map of the world,
and (h) create dissonance between reality and what their narrative said or did
Such propaganda often relies on half-truths and/or superficially logical, but foundationally flawed, phrasing. However, this propaganda is fundamentally flawed and based on pseudo-science or non-reviewable statistical studies of medical records, where, contrary to ethical science, the study design, data selection/rejection criteria, exact approach used to evaluate the data, and/or the original data itself are kept confidential making independent evaluation/verification of the published findings impossible.
Orac & Co Allopathic propaganda:
[A logical fallacy here, hardly an example of critical thinking skills!] "Whale.to is one of the biggest repositories of altie woo, pseudoscience, conspiracy mongering, and New Age nonsense you'll ever be able to find anywhere. Anyone who uncritically cites anything from Whale.to as evidence to bolster his position clearly has a problem with critical thinking skills."--Orac
[2009 Jan. For the record. They brainwashed him real good.] "The thimerosal hypothesis of autism is dead, dead, dead! This hypothesis is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet its maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If the mercury militia wouldn't keep nailing it to the perch it'd be pushing up the daisies! Its metabolic processes are now history! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket, it's shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! The thimerosal/mercury/autism hypothesis IS AN EX-HYPOTHESIS!!" http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2009/01/the_first_of_i_hope_many_very_bad_days_f.php#more
Jenny McCarthy repeated that question (or variants thereof) multiple times in her interview, while piously proclaiming herself "antitoxin" not "antivaccine" and demanding that the CDC "get all the toxins" out of the vaccines. Her protestations otherwise, McCarthy had latched on to a favorite antivaccination trope that is trotted out with some regularity to try to scare parents. This is why, even now that thimerosal has been removed from childhood vaccines other than the flu vaccine, I have no illusions that antivaccinationists will be mollified for one instant......Of course, nearly all of these comparisons fail to acknowledge that time-honored pharmacological principle that "the dose makes the poison" ref
[Nice he admits they are just full of poisons!] I'd love to get an antivaccinationist like Jenny McCarthy who makes the claim that she is not "antivaccine" but "antitoxin" or "pro-vaccine safety" into a discussion and ask her this hypothetical question: If formaldehyde, "antifreeze," aluminum, thimerosal, and every chemical in vaccines circulating in all those lists on antivaccination websites that so scare you were somehow absolutely removed from the standard childhood vaccines so that not a single molecular remained (just like homeopathy), would you then vaccinate your child? The only thing that would remain is buffered salt water and the necessary antigens, be they killed virus or bacterial proteins, or whatever. ref
Homeopathy is quackery, pure and simple. I don't know how many times I have to repeat this, but it is. 1
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