Peter A. Lipson, MD

Peter A. Lipson, MD Review

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Published: 17 December 2018

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As licensed professionals, one would expect a doctor to be mature and sensible. As such, I thought it may be useful for prospective patients of Dr. Peter A. Lipson to know that he is a founding member and administrator of a website called RationalWiki.org, which according to the L.A. Times, is a website whose members engage in acts of “”cyber-vandalism.”” Quoth the L. A. Times, “”Conservapedia’s articles have been hit frequently by interlopers from RationalWiki and elsewhere. The vandals have inserted errors, pornographic photos and satire, including this addition to an entry on Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales: “”Mr. Gonzales is a strong supporter of torture as a law enforcement tool for use against Democrats and third world inhabitants.”” Conservapedia is a wiki-based encyclopedia project somewhat similar to Wikipedia. Since most of the vandalism was done by sockpuppet accounts, it is hard to tell which vandalism was committed by which RationalWikians. Okay, why should we take the L.A. Times’ word for it? Take a look at some of the contributions he has made at RationalWiki. You can find his page at www.rationalwiki.org/wiki/User:PalMD. In case you are unfamiliar with how Media Wiki works, you can find his contributions by clicking “”User contributions”” on the left hand side of the page. You can also see some of the comments he made while blocking users as an administrator by clicking “”Logs”” immediately below the user contributions button, and then selecting “”block log: under the drop down menu that says “”all public logs””. You may find some of his actions to be interesting to say the least, but I’ll leave that to you to decide. RationalWiki has changed over that last few years (at the surface, anyway), but a quick look at the Wayback Machine on http://www.archive.org reveils the site’s past. I would look back to 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007 verisons of RW for a good idea of the site’s old days (when Peter Lipson was more active at the wiki). In comparison, wiki vandalism is often performed by immature individuals. On Wikipedia, it is not uncommon for IP addresses belonging to school districts to be blocked long term due to vandalism from students. Of course, I suppose one would expect that from students, but would one expect that behavior from a licensed medical doctor? Furthermore, would one expect a licensed medical doctor openly affiliate himself with such conduct, as if he is proud of it? Of course, I mean not to infer anything, I’m just here to present the facts. You must decide for yourself. So this may mean nothing to you. Or maybe it makes you question Doctor Lipson’s professionalism. Can one trust a Doctor who engages in such behavior online to be professional in his practice? Is his online behavior irrelivant to his practice. I’ve never met the man, so I’ve no idea what he’s like offline. Maybe he’s the best doctor in the world and just has an unusual hobby. I just personally find it unusual for a doctor to publicly engage in such behavior and affiliate his professional image with it. Anyway… if you’re thinking about doing business with this doctor, it is up to you to decide.

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