Chicago Skeptics: Special Guest Dr. David Gorski of Science-Based Medicine Blog

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Chicago Skeptics, The Women Thinking Free Foundation, and Center For Inquiry-Chicago, are excited to co-present a talk by and discussion with Dr. David Gorski.

From his Science-Based Medicine bio:
David H. Gorski, MD, PhD, FACS is a surgical oncologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute specializing in breast cancer surgery.

Dr. Gorski first became interested in pseudoscience and “alternative” medicine around 2000, when quite by accident he wandered into the Usenet newsgroup and began critically examining the claims there. Since then, he has accumulated considerable experience refuting quackery and pseudoscience online. For the last five years, he has blogged under a pseudonym, producing what is consistently ranked as one of the top ten medical blogs, and is happy to drop his pseudonym in order to join such an accomplished group of skeptical doctors to discuss science- and evidence-based medicine (SEBM) for a broad audience. (Finding Dr. Gorski’s other, far more (in)famous blog persona is left as an exercise for the interested reader.)

Dr. Gorski, Science-Based Med Blog (