update: The Dr. Oz show on plant genetics will air Tuesday Dec 7.

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Oz buys into so much alternative medicine garbage--why should anyone listen to, much less believe, what he has to say about plant genetics?

By Mary Severinghaus (not verified) on 29 Nov 2010 #permalink

Dr. Oz is a complete moron. Or at least he seems that way. Does it really matter which? Either way any science he talks about becomes completely and utterly unbelievable.

I agree with the other comments. Here's a quote from dr. Oz:

Alternative medicines deal with the bodyâs energyâsomething that traditional Western medicine generally does not. Weâre beginning now to understand things that we know in our hearts are true but we could never measure. As we get better at understanding how little we know about the body, we begin to realize that the next big frontier ⦠in medicine is energy medicine. Itâs not the mechanistic part of the joints moving. Itâs not the chemistry of our body. Itâs understanding for the first time how energy influences how we feel.

A guy who thinks "what the bleep do we know" is an accurate documentary on the current state of physics has no credibility whatsoever. Dr. Oz wouldn't be able to distinguish scientific reasoning from confirmation bias if his life depended on it.

I would like to hear how you thought it went before you see the final edited cut. Did your views get a fair hearing? Was there any inaccurate information present as fact. Was there an open exchange of views to the benefit of the audience or do you feel Dr Oz was propagandizing the woo?

just curious

I second Kevin. Also, do you think it will end up on YouTube or anything, for those not living in the US?

By Hinemoana (not verified) on 29 Nov 2010 #permalink

She's said in the previous post that she can't talk about it until it airs due to the contract.

Oh, yeah, forgot.

Well, it airs at 9am in some places, so I guess (if she's not busy) she could still tell most of us her impressions beforehand. Definitely those that live outside the US anyway. Thereâs usually a few years delay between the USA and NZ.

By Hinemoana (not verified) on 30 Nov 2010 #permalink