Angry Doctor

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Three Years

It was fun for a while
There was no way of knowing
Like a dream in the night
Who can say where we're going

No care in the world
Maybe I'm learning
Why the sea on the tide
Has no way of turning

More than this - there is nothing
More than this - tell me one thing
More than this - there is nothing


- Bryan Ferry, "More Than This"


One thousand and ninety-seven days.

Five hundred and eighty-nine posts.

One tired doctor.

angry doc notices that the volume of his output has decreased over the years - 292 posts in the first year, 192 in the second, and just over a hundred in the past year - and he is not sure that the quality of his posts is making up for the shortfall.

Being Angry Doctor is hard work, and ironically being angry alone isn't enough to see angry doc through what is required to sustain this work.

angry doc needs a little break from blogging for now. Just in case he doesn't return, he would like to take this opportunity to thank all his readers and fellow-bloggers who have made this a worthwhile experience.

Stay angry. Keep asking questions.

10 Comments:

  • Have a good break and return whenever you like.

    It's not the quantity or even the quality that matters; it's the company ;)

    By Blogger Lim Leng Hiong, At August 19, 2008 10:56 am  

  • You've been a voice of reason and critical thinking and one that's unique amongst Singaporean bloggers.

    Take care, angry doc.. I'll still watch this space..

    By Blogger Teck, At August 19, 2008 12:32 pm  

  • btw, i'm the same 'teck' from some time back.. now in US pursuing my dreams.. :) and not blogging either.. (studies first for this old student.. )

    By Blogger Teck, At August 19, 2008 12:34 pm  

  • Heya AngryDoc, you take care and have a good break.

    Like what Leng Hiong says, its the company that matters. Great to have you around and we'll all definitely watch this space.

    By Anonymous Edgar, At August 19, 2008 9:56 pm  

  • hope u be back some day.

    By Anonymous lh, At August 19, 2008 10:06 pm  

  • So long Angry Doc.. I drop by every now and then for a dose of good reasoning. Will just have to help myself with the past offerings! :-)

    So long and thanks for all the fish..

    By Blogger dazzakoh, At August 21, 2008 9:31 am  

  • Hi Doc, not sure if you still reading this blog but here's an interesting discussion over at TOC:

    http://theonlinecitizen.com/2008/08/a-straits-times-campaign-against-alternative-therapies/


    Hi Leng Hiong, no wonder your name sounds familiar. :)

    By Blogger HanSolo, At August 28, 2008 12:10 pm  

  • Thanks for the info, Han.

    I was tempted to reply when Mr Seah's post was featured on singaporedaily, but looking at how the discussion is going on at TOC I don't think my presence will add much.

    I think the commentors have correctly pointed out the following facts:

    1. The studies which show a correlation between heavy metals and autism have been discredited.

    2. The studies on HBOT may be 'hypothesis generating' and not evidence to show HBOT 'improves' autism.

    3. Mr Seah and Mr Yeo have disclosed their interests in this discussion.

    My personal observations are:

    1. Mr Yeo claims to have successfully treated autism and advocates further research into biomedical treatment for autism, yet he does not seem to have collected data of his successes or published any study which substantiates his claims.

    2. If you click on Mr Yeo's name on Mr Seah's blog entry, it will lead you to Mr Yeo's website, which contains a lot more information about what he believes and what he practises.

    3. The tone of the discussion on TOC is at times... shall we say passionate? Nevertheless I am glad the issue is discussed on that platform. I don't fault TOC for publishing Mr Seah's post since they allow an open debate on the science and facts behind the issue.

    By Blogger angry doc, At August 28, 2008 12:49 pm  

  • Hi Doc,

    Thanks for the comments, as insightful as ever.

    It can be tiring maintaining your own blog, but hope to hear your voice on other blogs soon.

    By Blogger HanSolo, At August 28, 2008 1:36 pm  

  • Well, it seems like the discussion on TOC has ended with Messrs Seah and Yeo taking the "Freedom of Speech" defence.

    Last refuge of those who cannot produce evidence.

    I hope TOC readers are able to discern between science and rhetoric.

    By Blogger angry doc, At August 28, 2008 8:00 pm  

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