Saturday, June 10, 2017

The march of pseudoscience - in medicine, and climate conversations

Pseudoscience and misinformation has long plagued the climate change conversation.

Those who doubt the unequivocal and evidential science illustrating that humanity has disrupted earth’s climate system, continually turn to both pseudoscience and misinformation too support their views, either in the hope of stopping completely the conversation or at least derailing it sufficiently to allow profits from their undertakings to accrue before reality changes our behaviour.

Something similar has happened in medicine and Neuroscience PhD student Diana Lucia scientists discusses that on Radio National’s Ockham’s Razor.

She wonders whether science and the scientific method being replaced by the misinformation of pseudoscience, new-age therapies and quantum mysticism?

Diana has been trained to know that beliefs must be based on sufficient scientific evidence.

So, she argues, what place do courses in alternative medicine have in public Australian universities?

Listen to Ockham’s Razor on Radio National - “The march of pseudoscience.”

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