Surgeon/scientist promoting science in medicine and exposing quackery. Editor of Science-Based Medicine. My opinions do NOT represent those of my employers.

Detroit, Michigan, USA
Joined October 2009
RIP, Bailey. You were a very good boy. The best boy.1/
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This is what really terrifies me about the possibility of Trump 2.0. This time around, his cronies will have more of an idea of how things work and how to get around the inertia of the bureaucracy.
Replying to @davidfrum
But here are the haunting questions left behind: 1) As I've written before, if Trump is returned to office, this time the velociraptors will know how the door handles work. He will bring with him more committed followers, who may defeat the methods of evasion and delay. 12/x
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David Gorski, MD, PhD retweeted
Replying to @dramerling
Silly doc. @AAPSonline, the org for which you are a past president, is the most "agenda-driven" org I've ever encountered in medicine. Funny how to you the docs who develop EBM guidelines are so hopelessly biased and corrupt as to be discounted but, apparently, you are not.🙄🤦🏻‍♂️
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Dr. Bhattacharya has gone beyond parody now.
Cuomo resigned because of lockdowns. 😂😂😂 Seriously, beyond parody.
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Correct. As I like to say, SBM might take a lot longer than we'd like and the process of change is often a lot messier than we'd like it to be, but it *does* change as new evidence accumulates.
The nature of science based medicine is to change when better information is available. Disinformation doesnt do this. Its the same recycled tropes used over and over again.
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Would it surprise this anonymous Twitterer to know that I've been criticizing @billmaher for his antivaccine and antiscience views since 2005?
The irony of you of all people criticizing Maher
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Oh, geez. How did I end up on Andrew Wakefield's email list?
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Alright, 'fess up. Who did it?😂
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"Censoring."🙄
OK, please tell us how science “proves” a drug works, or “proves” anything, for that matter. And, gentlemen, are you guys on board with censoring doctors and scientists? That’s the real issue.
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If you advocate professional standards being enforced, obviously you must also be a Nazi book burner.🤦🏻‍♂️
Male, female or other, you have self-identified as a Nazi book-burner. 🔥
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And now he's invoking Popper. Why is it that I am having a hard time resisting adding the line, "Hilarity ensues"?
That’s a fair definition for legal proof, but that is not acceptable for science. A scientific hypothesis can only be disproven. Read Karl Popper.
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Does Maher realize that he's doing EXACTLY the same thing that antivaxxers used to do with regional prevalence data for autism back in the day? I've seen this all before in that context.
If this spike in trans children is all biological, why is it regional? Either Ohio is shaming them or California is creating them.
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Holy hell! He pulled a Stephanie Seneff, but did her one better. (Recall that Seneff predicted in 2014 that by 2025, thanks to vaccines and GMOs, half of all children would be autistic.)
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I wonder how many followers I'd lose if I did a detailed post about Maher's segment.
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I see the "Bill was only joking" contingent showing up about that Seneff-like graph. Maybe, but there are some jokes that at their core aren't really jokes; so I'm not entirely sure, particularly in the context of everything else he said.
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After all, what @billmaher is "joking about" is that being trans has a biological basis. His "jokes" are designed to mock that idea. *That* is what he is "joking" about.
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Apparently this person has something against puppies. Never trust someone who has something against puppies.
Replying to @gorskon
Advice: Never leave your pet, or child, with a person that looks like this #psychodoctors
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Here's a doctor who clearly doesn't understand what makes a good antiviral drug. (Hint: It doesn't require a bacterium but it does require a drug that is active against the virus at concentrations that are achievable in vivo.
Only if your dr doesn’t understand that to kill a virus you need a bacteria. What’s IVM? A fermented product of a bacteria. What bacteria does it feed ? Who is the quack? He who doesn’t understand 💩or she who found SARSCOV2 in 💩. Insults only empower me to move faster. #watchme
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She has way more patience than I do.
I call this one ‘Disinformation researcher interacts with high profile Conspiracy Peddler’. @noUpside doing the lord’s work.
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Barbarian!😂
Got out of the airport and didn’t take an Uber, didn’t take a Lyft … just got in a cab like it was 1999.
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