The Great Courses

The Debunkers


Feb 17, 2015 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.harrys.com (promo code thethinkingatheist) Faith healers!  Crystals!  Power bracelets!  Kinoki pads!  Applied kinesiology!  Chakras, Chi and Positive Vibrations! There's a lot of bunk out there.  In this podcast, a panel of three "debunking" experts join Seth Andrews for a lively (and often hysterical) conversation about science, scams and our weird world of woo. ON THE PANEL: Dr. Harriet Hall (the SkepDoc) is an MD, a retired family physician and former Air Force flight surgeon.  She's a columnist for Skeptic and Skeptical Inquirer, and she's one of the founders of the Science-Based Medicine website. Dr. Hall recently co-authored the textbook, "Consumer Health: a Guide to Intelligent Decisions.  Her websites:  http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org and http://www.skepdoc.info James Underdown has been the Executive Director of the Center for Inquiry Los Angeles since 1999.  He has written for Skeptical Inquirer and Free Inquiry magazine, and he is founder and chairman of the Independent Investigations Group in Hollywood, California.  The IIG offers a $100,000 prize to anyone who can prove paranormal activity under scientific testing conditions.  Websites: centerforinquiry.net and iighq.org Yvette Guinevere is an analytical chemist with a background in forensics and toxicology.  She runs the website http://www.scibabe.com


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