Originally Posted by Mirzam
So, who and what is a "David Gorski MD?"
It is pretty clear here that we are dealing with a serious mental aberration. What kind of person sets themselves up, and actually believes, that they are an infallible Oracle, and then presents themselves in public as one?
Well, for starters, he never makes any claim to being infallible, and he's Orac, not Oracle.
This is what he's named after:
Or as he puts it in his bio: " That Orac has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 30 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)"
But who.. I don't think I've ever read the Bolen report before. Getting his name wrong was probably the least inaccurate thing on the entire page. And OMG, speaking of nastiness:
I've been wondering who would pick up the reins of the quackbuster operation once Stephen Barrett croaks, which could be very soon.
I set a trap for Bobbie in a case in Wisconsin, setting him up for a three day "credibility hearing," in the case he was testifying in. That's the case where we have him crying on video tape... It got so bad he'd crawl under or over tables whenever I showed up at a hearing. Before long, I'd guess, the powers that be (from New York?) must of decided that Royal Purple wasn't his color - and you don't hear much about Bobbie anymore.
Then there are these lovely bits of irony/hypocrisy:
Then there was Polevoy in Canada (insert rude noise). Terry is kind of like the overactive kid vying for everybody's attention with bad behavior in a public place. You know the one. We all keep wondering why his mom doesn't just smack the little sh*t. His website is a cheap carnival of brainless crap presented in garish colors and chaotic organization. It is easy to get the impression that its author has mental problems.
Edited by pers - 3/22/13 at 8:09pm
You can comb the search engines all day and find criticisms of David Gorski - some of them very angry. For, it is obvious Gorski speaks in nasty tones, not criticizing, but openly demeaning others on subjects that Gorski has absolutely no expertise in - like autism.