doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob and kill you too.
Eppur si muove (It would still move)
–Galileo as papal inquisitor asked him to recant; in ref to the earth)
‘you can resuscitate a patient with sterile dog piss if you want – just give the right amount of it!
–Sir Malcolm Fisher
“For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.”
–Henry Louis Mencken
On Hurry Up and Do Nothing
James Henry Farquhar Shaw, MD, DSc calls this sort of behavior “MICLO” (Masterly Inactivity and Cat-Like Observation).
Malcolm Fisher says “Don’t just do something, stand there”.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Arthur C. Clarke, “Profiles of The Future”, 1961 (Clarke’s third law). Clarke’s other two laws which also apply:
Clarke’s first law: When a distinguished but elderly scientist or physician states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.– Arthur C. Clarke (Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination)
Clarke’s second law : The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. — Arthur C. Clarke (Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination)
“The plural of anecdote is not data.” (unknown attribution)
The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war (Chinese Proverb)