John Cleese Explains Stupidity and Why the Truly Stupid Lack the Capacity to Realize How Stupid They Are
“A further aggravation is the fact that so many Africans are using the Libyan coast as their jumping-off point for refuge in Europe. As long as H5N1 is stupid about human-to-human spread (compared, say, to H1N1), we should be OK. But the big worry about H5N1, all the way back to 1997, is that it will eventually smarten up, ditch the chickens, and move through humans like a crown fire through a dry forest.”
BMJ study blasts “Dr. Oz” and “The Doctors”
researchers have concluded that the advice given on “Dr. Oz Show” and “The Doctors” is untrustworthy. [Korownyk C and
others. Televised medical talk shows—what they recommend and
the evidence to support their recommendations: A prospective
observational study. British Medical Journal, Dec 17, 2014] After evaluating 80 randomly selected statements made on each show, the researchers concluded:
- For recommendations in The Dr Oz Show, evidence supported 46%, contradicted 15%, and was not found for 39%.
- For recommendations in The Doctors, evidence supported 63%, contradicted 14%, and was not found for 24%.
- “Believable” or “somewhat believable” evidence supported 33% of the recommendations on The Dr Oz Show and 53% on The Doctors.