"I Don't Need No Stinkin' Science" with SkepDoc Harriet Hall

Center for Inquiry–Portland and Oregonians for Science and Reason are teaming up again to bring you an exciting speaker event:

Quackery is infiltrating our medical schools and hospitals under the guise of so-called "integrative medicine." Medical treatments based on belief rather than evidence are gaining wider acceptance in our society as a whole. Why do so many people reject science and embrace pseudoscience? How can even the most intelligent, educated doctors be led down the garden path to believe ineffective treatments are helping their patients? How have anti-intellectualism, democracy, celebrities, postmodernism, poor science education, and distrust of authority contributed to the current situation? What can we do to change it?

Dr. Hall is a retired family physician and Air Force colonel. Her book Women Aren’t Supposed to Fly: The Memoirs of a Female Flight Surgeon, about her experience as one of  the first women USAF flight surgeons, is available on Amazon.com. Well-known in the skeptic community as “The SkepDoc” for her regular column in Skeptic magazine, she is also a founding member of the Science-Based Medicine blog, a medical adviser on Quackwatch, a contributing editor to Skeptical Inquirer, and on the editorial review board of Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. She is a co-author of the textbook Consumer Health: A Guide to Intelligent Decisions (2012). Dr. Hall is a Fellow of the Institute for Science in Medicine and of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) and was awarded “Outstanding Contributions to Science and Skepticism” (2010) by CFI. She is on the Executive Council of CSI and is a faculty member at the annual Skeptics Toolbox workshop in Eugene, OR.

There will be a no-host social following the talk at:
Rogue Hall Pub
1717 SW Park Ave
(503)[masked]

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It seems many are taking the "Thumper's Mom" approach here, or simply too busy to bother commenting. The door was open by 6:00! ;-); the venue was great; the seats were really comfortable; the material was very easy to read. Meanwhile, I just now got a rave report from my brother about the Women in Secularism 2 conference in D.C. He's a tough critic so that's good news.

    May 19, 2013

  • Greg S

    Her speech was both very enlightening and very entertaining.

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sylvia: what time will the lecture hall open, or is it open all day/evening?

    May 15, 2013

    • SylviaB

      Looks like doors will open around[masked], probably closer to 6.45.

      May 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Danke, dahlink; I knew you would be right on top of it! I lumbered around on the PSU site and couldn't get the scoop.

      May 16, 2013

  • Jon P.

    Unable to attend. I've heard her several times and she always gives a good presentation.

    May 6, 2013

  • Jesse M.

    Harriet with one "T".

    April 29, 2013

    • Jesse M.

      Na klar. Bin ja so übergenau wie'n echter Deutscher.

      April 29, 2013

    • SylviaB

      Offensichtlich noch pedantischer als ich :-)

      1 · April 29, 2013

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