Science vs Silliness

Harriet A. Hall, MD, a retired family physician and former Air Force flight surgeon writes about medicine, so-called complementary and alternative medicine, science, quackery, and critical thinking here. And now has a free course available online.



English: This is a picture of Dr. Harriet Hall...

English: This is a picture of Dr. Harriet Hall on the JREF Amazing Adventure ~ North to Alaska (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Science Based Medicine

The James Randi Educational Foundation has produced a superb 10-part video lecture series in which Harriet Hall, M.D., contrasts science-based medicine with so-called “complementary and alternative” methods. The topics include: What is CAM?; acupuncture; chiropractic; energy medicine; homeopathy; miscellaneous “alternatives”; naturopathy and herbal medicines; pitfalls in research; science based medicine vs. evidence-based medicine; science-based medicine in the media and politics. The lectures range from 32 to 45 minutes. A companion course guide is also available. Listen to the audio advertisement for the course.

Watch the free 10-part series

Download companion course

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