Respectful Insolence

Archives for March 27, 2007

I’ve lamented time and time again how woo has been infiltrating American medical schools, even going so far as to find its way into being totally integrated into mandatory curriculum from the very first term of the first year of medical school at Georgetown. I realize I’m a bit late on this one, but sadly…

Peanut butter disproves evolution!

Really, this guy is making that very argument with a straight face! My brain hurts after seeing such unbelievable stupidity presented as a viable argument by Chuck Missler, the minister who founded the Koinonia House. This makes Dr. Egnor‘s blather seem intelligent by comparison. It’s even more idiotic than the now-infamous video that claimed that…

I realize that being in academic medicine at a tertiary care center often produces the “ivory tower” syndrome, but occasionally it is brought home to me that the way we practice surgery here often differs considerably from how surgery is practiced “in the trenches.” This time around, it was a study about how often surgeons…

Pediatric Grand Rounds

The latest Pediatric Grand Rounds has been posted at Musings of a Distractible Mind, delivered in Tom and Jerry style. Gee, obviously, Dr. Rob isn’t aware that Tom and Jerry are a nefarious Jewish plot to corrupt Muslim youth. After all, an Iranian “expert” tells us this is so.