The Honest Liar: Episode #5

March 6, 2010

In this week’s episode of For Good Reason, D.J. Grothe interviews Dr. Harriet Hall, the SkepDoc, who discusses her column in O, The Oprah Magazine that focuses on debunking medical myths. She contrasts science-based medicine and “complementary and alternative medicine,” and tells why she objects to the latter term. She details why homeopathy elicits more moral outrage from her than other kinds of CAM remedies. Other topics she addresses include acupuncture, chiropractic, radical life extension, pharmaceutical cognitive enhancers, the difference between fringe-science and pseudoscience, and also the risks of science-based medicine.

In my Honest Liar commentary, I talk about a hobby I have of collecting… what?

You can find out more about the items in my collection by consulting the Skeptic’s Dictionary.

 

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