What is Up With Physicians?

Excuse me. I am a physician. That is not the problem here. He also is anonymous, so I doubt we will know if those are his true credentials. Anonymity alone is enough to ignore him.

Exactly!

That is not the problem here. He also is anonymous, so I doubt we will know if those are his true credentials. Anonymity alone is enough to ignore him.

He is a retired physician. Giuseppe Puccio. He’s made that clear several times at UD. I actually quite like the guy. He just has this mental block with “Intelligent Design”.

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Exactly what?

Physicians have attitude! :slight_smile:

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Okay…perhaps reasonable. How would describe my attitude, and how do you apportion it between being a physician, a scientist, and a follower of Jesus?

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Not fair! I was really trying to wind @jongarvey up. Can’t speak for the religious aspect. Can’t fault your science. Just the slightest impression you can be a bit touchy. Just my 2 cents and experience with many physicians. (Cancer survivor)

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Semi-pro musician
Writer
Retired journalist and broadcaster
Church elder
Smallholder…

…Oh yes, and in a galaxy far away, a pillar of the medical establishment. That’s enough for me to add “Dr” if I want to win an argument on the bus.

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In fairness, @jongarvey only sounds like and ID advocate occasionally, but he really is just speaking a different language. He is pretty reasonable, in my opinion.

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In fairness, @jongarvey only sounds like an ID advocate occasionally, but he really is just speaking a different language. He is pretty reasonable, in my opinion.

Us old retired guys can’t be anything else. We’ve no power now. A little like “Intelligent Design - the movement”. :slight_smile:

There are all sorts of different physicians, and corresponding jokes to describe them. I’m sure @jongarvey and @swamidass have lots.

  1. a primary care physician knows less and less about more and more, till he knows nothing about everything; and a specialist knows more and more about less and less, till he knows everything about nothing.

  2. Where do you hide a $100 bill from a general surgeon? Put it in the patients notes.
    How do you hide a $100 bill from an internist? Put under a dressing
    How do you hide a $100 bill from an neurosurgeon? Tape it to his kid
    What do you call someone half asleep watching someone half awake? Anesthesiologist

  3. Surgeons and procedure-oriented physicians carry the stereotype of perhaps a bit too much bravado (not usually true), whereas they joke about internal medicine and research physicians being “fleas” hopping around in their white coats and stethoscopes from doctor’s station to station. My father was a surgeon, and I’m a family physician; my neighbor in Africa, on hearing that I don’t “cut,” remarked “gaskiya, yara ba su kai abin da ubansu sun yi”–truly, the children are not equal to what their fathers did. I agreed with him.

In comparison to science, I wonder if the the procedure oriented folks are more like engineers, and the medicine ones like physicists–guessing about spherical cows?