So, I have decided to do him a favor by editing his article and point out his mistakes in his writing. I am impressed because I can see that he has already taken some of my advice. Love the fact you changed the "audio canal " to auditory canal" Rich. There may be hope for you yet.
Rich's "superior" grammar use:
****Vocabulary ---- ............. as a typo is less than congruous.
Grammar, punctuation, and hyphenations transcribed as found in report.........
***Missing article --- ................ in the report.
If a bullet had transected the right frontal lobe, the brain would in no way have good symmetry, the two hemispheres would not have mirrored each other.
***missing conjunction .......have good symmetry, and the two.........
Dr. Horn spent many words under oath proclaiming a bullet passing through the front lobe of a brain creates serious damage.
**** indefinite vs definite articles -- ... front lobe of the brain...."
He did not mention the brain, because the finding as revealed in his autopsy report do not allow for a bullet to have penetrated the brain.
****Unnecessary comma - did not mention the brain because the finding ......
"When he reported the gunshot wound specifically, he listed injuries to the skull and face; but he did not include the brain because nothing in his reported findings supports brain damage as an injury."
****Semicolon instead of a comma --............. skull and face, but he did not ........
....and the nature of the rupture (laceration, puncture, jagged, smooth, etc).
****Place a period after etc.
In addition, when Dr. Horn claimed the bullet “must have” passed through Alexander’s brain, he again appears to tailor testimony
****Need an article -- ....... again appears to tailor the testimony .......
At first glace, one might support the doctor’s assertion that a bullet must have passed through the brain.
****Misspelling - Glance
The bullet that stuck Alexander’s head was working under the physical dynamics of objects in high-speed flight
****Wrong vocabulary - STRUCK
This happens frequently
*****Incorrect adverb placement - This frequently happens
More often then one might think, a .25 caliber bullet will deflect off the skull bone and become trapped between the skull and the scalp.
"More often THAN one......................"
"The bullet then travels through the superior right sinus cavity into the nasal passages, where it strikes the perpendicular plate of ethmoid bone "
*****Missing article - ...................... plate of THE ethmoid bone ...........................
"After striking the perpendicular plate of ethmoid bone, the bullet travels into and through the inferior left sinus cavity."
******Missing article -
"The bullet strikes the perpendicular plate of the ethmoid bone and travels into and through the inferior left sinus cavity."
might need the gunshot to have occurred last as a post mortem coup de grace
*****Misspelled word - post-mortem
None of Alexander’s throat injures are able to supply blood for him to cough up
*****Vocabulary - INJURIES
................and blood from the severed neck vein and artery simply does not gush uphill through the esophagus (see photo at bottom of page).
******Missing article - "THE"'
If the lungs had been too autolyzed to precisely tell if one had been punctured during the stabbing, they would be too autolyzed to note induration (hardening), consolidation (filled with liquid), hemorrhage, or gross scarring. If the lungs had been too autolyzed to note these things, he would have said so in his autopsy report.
................................ Dr. Horn would have said so in his autopsy report if the lungs had been too autolyzed to note those things.
Lungs are composed of soft tissue. This tissue decomposes fairly quickly. However, the pleura surrounding and containing the lungs consists of a tough membrane, which decomposes much more slowly.
The soft tissue in the lungs was autolyzed, so liquids associated with decomposition would have poured or seeped through an incised membrane.
"Because the soft tissue in the lungs was autolyzed, liquids associated with decomposition would have poured or seeped through an incised membrane.
Nonetheless, a he stab to the vena cava cannot supply blood to the mo.......
* remove "he"
***** identify the vessel correctly SUPERIOR vena cava
in speculating upon the possibility of a cut lung, for which the nature of the language in autopsy report ....
****Missing article - "THE" --- nature of the language in the autopsy report.................
the most telling portion of Dr. Horn’s testimony was Juan Martinez’s question about blood coming from an ear via a stab to the chest.
*******It should be a definite article "THE ear"
Dr. Horn talks about blood coming from the mouth and nose but did not respond to Juan Martinez’s mentioning of the ear
******Past/ present verb talks, did.....
Dr. Horn talked about blood coming from the mouth and nose but did not respond to Juan Marinez's mentioning of the ear.
OR ...Horn talks about blood.... but does not respond to....
The doctor is responsible as medical examiner to the whole truth, to speak all he knows and not limit his testimony to appease the prosecutor.
******Missing article "THE, A" .............. responsible as a medical examiner.....
As a doctor, if Dr. Kevin Horn lied, he not only violated his oath to tell the truth, he would have violated his Hippocratic oath to do no harm.
*****Missing ALSO --- .... he not only violated his oath to tell the truth, he also would have violated....
Arias cut his hand with the knife to make him let go of her cloths..
*****Spelling -- throughout his articles, the word CLOTHES can be found misspelled at least six times.
From comments on social media, its evident they tended to see the truth of this thing.
****Confused the possessive with the contraction. IT's
These people, these would-be tourists do not want to experience the nightmare of going on a short Arizona vacation only to spend the rest of their lives in an Arizona prison due to prosecutorial misconduct and corruption.
*****Missing comma --- These people, these would-be tourist, do not .....
Wow, I found lots of errors. It makes me interested in looking at his Tsunami of errors for more.
Her given name might possibly be a pseudonym.
******Redundancy --- .... might be a pseudonym..... (might and possibly refer to the same thing)
Even if I wrote under Herr Speights it would hardly be a pen name, since it is German for “Mr. Speights
******Overuse of comma in a complex sentence ..... hardly be a pen name since it is .....
This essay has many introductory clauses, nonrestrictive clauses, and independent clauses joined with conjunctions; and just about all of them are without the necessary punctuation
*******Semicolon instead of comma ................... clauses joined with conjunctions, and just about ...........
She puts commas in places they don’t belong. She misuses the colon as often as she uses it correctly; and I cannot find one semicolon, even though she could have used it often in her many long-winded, multi-clause, word-laden sentences
******semicolon instead of comma.... I would think one pissing and moaning about the proper use of punctuation would make sure to get it correct in the sentence they use to whine about it. Use of semicolons with conjunctions is out-dated (just like Rich's medical knowledge)............. as she uses it correctly, and I cannot find one semicolon...
The term "Grossly apparent" is NOT equivalent to "NOT THERE" as Speights eludes
But “allude” is still the wrong word. The correct word is “implies.”
The grammar is correct; the vocabulary is not. Rich seems to have a few reading comprehension difficulties too... maybe that is why he does not understand the medical fact on the web which shows he is incorrect in his thinking.
Whereas, he is correct I spelled the word wrong, he is far from correct in vocabulary.
ALLUDE: suggest or call attention to indirectly; hint at Synonym - implies. Rich dropped hints that "grossly apparent meant 'not there'. However, he never came out and stated it, and there were other times that he admitted to the knowing it meant easily viewed. Thus, I felt alludes was more appropriate.
She never names the mysterious neurosurgeon (one word) for verification; and although I’m certain the good doctor may have tried to escape this woman, I’m equally certain she meant to write, “allude.
***** semicolon use with a conjunction
.... for verification, and although I'm certain the good ........
Throughout her piece she implies I lied in my report.
*****Missing comma with an introductory phrase "Throughout her piece, "
This has been coped and pasted as written with its myriad of linguistic foibles.
****Misuse of vocabulary - coped -- "copied".
The answer is in the x-ray, if one is willing and able to see it
****Unnecessary comma use - in the x-ray if one is willing and able.....
I decided against doing so, because I did not want to make such dramatic changes to the artist’s rendition.
****unnecessary comma use ............. against doing so because I did not .....
Moreover, if a bullet had passed through the forehead of the skull, it would have sent bone fragments into the brain.
****Wrong article form. A definitive article is needed here. .... if the bullet had passed......
He was specifically looking for bone fragments, because all coroners and medical examiners look for bone fragments of a gunshot victims shot through the brain
****Unnecessary comma use before because
indefinite article/ plural noun. "THE gunshot victim"
This would be like saying, “All people who fall out of a airplanes from 10,000 feet die
First, it's not proper to place an indefinite article with a plural noun. Second, if the noun were singular, it would be an airplane, not a airplane. ...........out of airplanes............out of an airplane............
This did not pose a big problem while hunting squirrels, since squirrels are unlikely to shoot back at the hunter.
******Overuse of comma- ..........................while hunting squirrels since squirrels are ...............................
I had, at first, thought to ignore this my critic’s essay; but I feel it necessary to allow the reader to contrast and compare her essay to mine. You look at both. Read all her words, and then read all mine. You decide which is worthy of consideration.
*****semicolon instead of comma..... my critic's essay, but I feel it necessary....
The next few sentences are correct in the excerpt from his page. However, I wanted to post them to make a point. Mr. Speights has made several grammar errors in his paper in which he whines about grammar errors. He has made a claim to be an army medic, yet he displays a lack of knowledge of the medical field. And when it is requested he provide links to support his claims, he provides an ad hominem argument about the offenses of improper grammar, which he is guilty of himself.
One of his earlier pieces of work way back in 2013:
**a 50 - word sentence**In reality, a .25 caliber bullet fired at a downward angle and diagonally across the head that strikes the anterior frontal skull at a dramatic angle above the right eye would deflect and travel under the skin of the scalp until it reached the thinner bone of the sinus cavity.
What makes it much worse is that the next sentence is a 61-word sentence with a dangling modifier:
Entering the sinus cavity, the trajectory a .25 caliber bullet traveling at said angle would then find the natural pathway through soft tissue and cartilage from the first sinus cavity through the nasal passages, between the eyes, to the lower left sinus cavity, exiting through the thin bone on the far side to arrive under the skin at Alexander’s left cheek.
In the entire paragraph, he managed to spit out one sentence free from errors. It was not this one, "The burses reveal the path the bullet took behind his face." One would think that this self-proclaimed expert writer would be appalled. At least I admit my faults and have improved. It seems that Rich still things the superior vena cava is still an artery.
Now, a blog is a blog is a blog. As said before, it's not a research paper made to be publicized in a journal. However, if the blog is about medical fact, those facts need to be correct. And, if the blog is about the use of proper grammar, the grammar better be near perfect. Speights has failed on both occasions.
On the medical side of things, he has been asked to provide support for his claims beyond his own jibber-jawing fantasies. He has been urged by several to provide supporting medical facts other than the stories from his assuming mind. His response? An ad hominem attack based on grammar incorrectness. Hello pot.... meet kettle.....
After attacks that are so far from the subject in debate, his incorrect medical facts, our darling Rich decides to "prove his point" by calling names and posting pictures of monkeys. Yet, he still refuses to show to us, with medical fact and links, any proof that his crazy medical knowledge is correct. As said before, he can't do it. Poor Mr. Speights, such a hopeless soul.
His latest blog is only an attempt to blow smoke so far up someone's ass that it will come out their nose and blind them. He needs them blind because he has not fact to provide that what I share is incorrect. It's a childish display on his part. I keep asking for his medical evidence and all I get is opinion.
Once again, he started it off with an attack on writing skills, to which I admit I need to improve. However, a look at the corrections I have made not only to my own articles, but to Rich's as well show my capability to learn. However, Rich has yet shown he can improve his own knowledge of the medical world. He only continues to present knowledge that he has pulled out of a bull's ass. And, like most things coming out of a bull's ass, his medical knowledge is full of BS.
Research is important as information is always being discovered and it's not based on BS. Yet, Rich spits in the face of research each time he refuses to provide links to support his "facts". Rich plays a great role in his fallacious misuse of authority. He states "I am, thus listen to me". There have been multiple times that he states credentials as a badge-winning-army-medic, yet his statements and writing displays little of this. In fact, he has yet to provide one link to a legitimate medical source to support his multiple implied claims. Rich jacks his jaw and I provide sites that support he is WRONG and encourage you to verify it yourself. A review of some of my not-so favorite "Rich medical myths" (because they are dead wrong):
Ear bleeding is related to a head wound and is treated as one - always - Rich Speights
The number one cause of ear bleeding is an eardrum rupture. One of the most common causes for eardrum rupture is infection. That's ONE.
The superior vena cava is a major artery between the heart and lungs - Rich Speights
The superior vena cava is a major VEIN that returns deoxygenated blood back to the heart from the upper portion of the circuclatory system. THAT'S 2.
Use a razor to slice off your callus - Rich Speights
Due to the risk of infection, it is not safe to cut off your own callus. THAT'S 3
Use a spritz of antibiotic spray to clean the blister, and then cut it at the edge -- Rich Speights
Clean the blister with an antiseptic such as alcohol prior to breaking it at the edge That's 4.
A friction blister is a breakdown in the skin from heat -- Rich Speights
A blister is a shear injury. That's 5
Five medical issues that are supported by links right off the top of my head that support I am correct, and Rich is wrong.
Rich severely underestimates people. He is under the impression that he can make a declarative statement, and people will believe him. Those that lack the ability to learn or do their own research may believe him, but to most, his medical mind is a joke at best. His continued display of lack of knowledge about medical standards of practice such as basic infection control policies is the biggest clue he does not have the medical credentials he implies. The man's own written words show he does not even understand how to wash his hands properly for basic infection control.
However, if one brings these facts up about Mr. Speights, it means that they are calling him a liar in his mind. He is sadly mistaken, he is not being called a liar, but only ignorant to what he proclaims. It brings a bit of pity out for him, because his mythological medical statements have turned him into a joke of a man. The myths only exist in the limits of his mind and his continued implication that they are true will keep him forever ignorant. And when he proclaims superiority due to his grammar-over-knowing-anatomy view of medical treatment, all one has to do is remember his 111 word two-sentence mess:
In reality, a .25 caliber bullet fired at a downward angle and diagonally across the head that strikes the anterior frontal skull at a dramatic angle above the right eye would deflect and travel under the skin of the scalp until it reached the thinner bone of the sinus cavity. Entering the sinus cavity, the trajectory a .25 caliber bullet traveling at said angle would then find the natural pathway through soft tissue and cartilage from the first sinus cavity through the nasal passages, between the eyes, to the lower left sinus cavity, exiting through the thin bone on the far side to arrive under the skin at Alexander’s left cheek.
I say to you, readers, trust in yourself and your ability to verify what people say. Look to those that can provide the links to factual evidence to support what they say. Look to those who are open to learning because correct information outweighs their pride. Stay away for the one who refuses to back up their claims with nothing expect anecdotal stories thought up in the hollow spaces of his mind.
Rich's grammar errors in his Monkey Business blog
(She's not a real doctor; but she knows more than you.)
****semicolon instead of comma -- ....not a doctor, but she knows.......
(It's obvious that when it comes to medicine, I know much more than Rich. But guessing the same can be said for the chimp)
Dressed up in fancy font, her blogs look good.
*****Missing article "dressed up in a fancy font"
Dr. Debbie is no write; any studious high school student can see it.
*****verb used for noun -- writer. "Dr. Debbie is no write" -- It sounds like a three-year old talking.
Personally, I prefer:
Dr. Debbie is not a writer; any studious high school student can see it. I do wonder what a high school student would call a man who whines about improper grammar over and over again, yet continues to display the use on a routine basis? Especially one that states "Dr. Debbie is no write"
I’ve listed her blogs below.
Prepositions don't belong at the end of a sentence, it's a thing that most gifted writers understand. I am not implying that I am a gifted writer as it takes time to improve. I am just saying that a gifted writer knows the rule.
Below, I have listed her blogs.
When a person lives in the fog of ignorance, she believes herself more right than anyone else--in her own mind.
Grammatically correct, but there is a more fitting word. ..... she believes herself more correct than any else..... You are wrong on that, Rich. When it comes to my medical knowledge vs. yours, I don't believe I am correct, I know it.
"These folks would call someone crapping on a sheet of paper genius, as long as it supported their cause".
We have a term for that already; it's Speights's spew.