Talk:Miroljub Petrović

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Sourcing[edit]

If http://miroljubpetrovic.com/ is a "fan/mockup" page, is it really a reliable source for MP's biographical details? (Note that "mockup" is probably not the word you are looking for.) --ZooGuard (talk) 07:24, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, English is not my native language. Content from that website is a confession by a person (an Adventist) who knows him. I haven't translated all from that website, e.g. a fact that Miroljub caused traffic accident and spent some time in jail before war in former Yugoslavia begun. Only facts that are "well known" or confirmed by Miroljub are in article at the moment. The site has three sections: the confession, Pretnje - threatening email by Miroljub sent to webmaster of the site and Zapisnik sa sednice Nastavnog veća Smera za paleontologiju - decision of Educational board. Miroljub and/or CPC regularly upload their videos to YouTube. I'll try to dig for more reliable sources. --Max Sterling (talk) 07:50, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Russian miners and Hell[edit]

Is it by any chance a variation of this old story: http://www.snopes.com/religion/wellhell.asp ?--ZooGuard (talk) 13:32, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Yes, but I could'nt find it on his forum. His explanation for every phenomenon is - it is work of demons. --Max Sterling (talk) 13:50, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Can we call this guy a quack?[edit]

He seems deeply engaged in horrible quackery, but I'm not sure if we should be calling him a quack. Anyone want to weigh in? ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 15:31, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

As per the "fear the lawyers"-policy towards living people, I think the short answer is "No". We could simply describe him as being, well, "engaged in horrible quackery" although a quick browse through the "HEALTH" section of his website turns up a rather eclectic mix of rather pedestrian good advice and abstinence HIV preaching, but all with constant links to a book by one Neil Nedley (Proof Positive) which sounds like a "Healthy lifestyle will keep the evulz Big Pharma away"-piece of quack crap.
Had Petrović been featured on, for instance, Quackwatch I'd be more comfortable by slapping the quack stamp on him rather than his ideas.
Anyway, doesn't the quack ideas seem to be a rather minor element in the flood (pun intended) of assorted BS accumulated through Petrović's crank magnetism? ScepticWombat (talk) 16:05, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
I struck the claim of being a fraudster(completely unsubstantiated in the article) and being a quack(per this discussion). I'm not even sure mentioning his quacky ideas should be done at all in the lede, since that would be a bit verbose. ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 16:19, 5 March 2015 (UTC)