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"The Truth About Alternative Medicine" - TAM 2012

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Published on Aug 23, 2012

Expert doctors Steven Novella, Harriet Hall, David Gorski, and Rachel Dunlop discuss so-called "alternative" medicine. What kinds of treatments does that term include? Are these treatments effective or even ethical? How can practitioners be held accountable for the services they provide? Plus, questions from the live audience at TAM 2012.

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  1. 90

    R. Elisabeth Cornwell - Social Networks: Civilizing the Future - TAM 2012

  2. 91

    Sara Mayhew - "A Life of Art and Skepticism" - TAM 2012

  3. 92

    Michael Shermer - "The Moral Arc of Science" - TAM 2012

  4. 93

    "Skepticism and the Humanities" - TAM 2012

  5. 94

    Christine Shellska - "Assessing Intelligent Design from a Communications Perspective" - TAM 2012

  6. 95

    Dr. Jeffrey W. Rosky - "Examining Post-Conviction Polygraph Testing" - TAM 2012

  7. 96

    Dr. Martha Keller - "The Growing Presence of CAM in Veterinary Medicine" - TAM 2012

  8. 97

    Dave Gamble - "How to Avoid Getting Sued for Libel" - TAM 2012

  9. 98

    Ivan Alvarado - "Scientific Deception: The Billy Meier Metal Samples" - TAM 2012

  10. 99

    Eran Segev - "SLAPP Writs: Barbra Streisand and the Skeptical Movement" - TAM 2012

  11. 100

    Susana Martinez-Conde - "Faithful Resemblances" - TAM 2012

  12. 101

    Bruce Hood - "The Self Illusion: How Your Brain Creates You" - TAM 2012

  13. 102

    Jennifer Michael Hecht - "Future of Skepticism: New Adventures in Critical Thinking" - TAM 2012

  14. 103

    Stuart Firestein - "The Values of Science: Ignorance, Uncertainty, and Doubt" - TAM 2012

  15. 104

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  16. 105

    Live Million Dollar Challenge - TAM 2012

  17. 106

    Benjamin Radford - "Oh Mayan! Armageddon Again?" - TAM 2012

  18. 107

    Deirdre Barrett, Ph.D. - "Supernormal Stimuli" - TAM 2012

  19. 108

    "The Future of the Creationism and Evolution Controversy" - Dr. Eugenie Scott - TAM 2012

  20. 109

    "If You Were Me: Using In-Group Language to Reach Out" - Carrie Poppy - TAM 2012

  21. 110

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  22. 111

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  24. 113

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  25. 114

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  26. 115

    Jamy Ian Swiss - "Overlapping Magisteria" - TAM 2012

  27. 116

    Carol Tavris, Ph.D. - "A Skeptical Look at Pseudoneuroscience" - TAM 2012

  28. 117

    The Randi Show - TAM 2012 Memories

  29. 118

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Jacob Jax

  30. 119

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Kitty Mervine

  31. 120

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: David Niose

  32. 121

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Michael Feldman

  33. 122

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Tim Farley

  34. 123

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: James Underdown

  35. 124

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Jesse Galef

  36. 125

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Julia Galef

  37. 126

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Ben Radford

  38. 127

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Dr. Rachie Dunlop

  39. 128

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: BJ Kramer

  40. 129

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Sara Mayhew

  41. 130

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: John Rael

  42. 131

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Dave McAdams

  43. 132

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Barlow & Rachel

  44. 133

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Jamie Bernstein

  45. 134

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Brian Dunning

  46. 135

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Brian Dalton

  47. 136

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Jonny & Caroline

  48. 137

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Susan Gerbic

  49. 138

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Barry Karr

  50. 139

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Katie Hovany

  51. 140

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  52. 141

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Richard Saunders

  53. 142

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Michael Shermer

  54. 143

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Bruce Press

  55. 144

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Ross Blocher

  56. 145

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Blake Smith

  57. 146

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  58. 147

    Carol Tavris at TAM 2011

  59. 148

    Eugenie Scott at TAM 2011

  60. 149

    The Randi Show - Faith Healers & Facilitated Communicators

  61. 150

    Michael Shermer at TAM 2011

  62. 151

    2012 Pigasus Awards Announcement

  63. 152

    The Randi Show - Deceptive Marketing

  64. 153

    The Randi Show - Nostradamus

  65. 154

    The Randi Show - Science Communication

  66. 155

    Phil Plait at TAM 8: Don't Be A Dick

  67. 156

    James Randi at the Magic Castle: In Conversation with Max Maven, Part 2

  68. 157

    The Randi Show - Snake Oil

  69. 158

    Michael Shermer on the Science of Good and Evil at TAM 2

  70. 159

    Dr. David Gorski - (So-Called) Complimentary and Alternative Medicine | For Good Reason

  71. 160

    Joe Nickell - Why Investigate the Paranormal | For Good Reason

  72. 161

    Paul Kurtz - Skepticism and Religion | For Good Reason

  73. 162

    Paul Kurtz - Exuberant Skepticism | For Good Reason

  74. 163

    James Randi - My Start in Magic and Skepticism | For Good Reason

  75. 164

    Tom Clark - Skepticism and Free Will | For Good Reason

  76. 165

    Massimo Pigliucci - How to Tell Science from Bunk | For Good Reason

  77. 166

    Massimo Pigliucci - Nonsense on Stilts | For Good Reason

  78. 167

    Ben Randford - Scientific Paranormal Investigation | For Good Reason

  79. 168

    Ray Hyman - The Life of an Expert Skeptic, Part 2 | For Good Reason

  80. 169

    Richard Saunders at TAM 6 on Bringing Critical Thinking to Schools

  81. 170

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  82. 171

    Paul Provenza - Satiristas | For Good Reason

  83. 172

    Deirdre Barrett - Supernormal Stimuli | For Good Reason

  84. 173

    Victor Stenger - The Search for Cosmic Consciousness | For Good Reason

  85. 174

    Simon Singh - The Case for Libel Reform | For Good Reason

  86. 175

    Adam Savage at The Amazing Meeting 7

  87. 176

    James Randi at the Magic Castle: In Conversation with Max Maven

  88. 177

    Steven Novella, M.D. at The Amaz!ng Meeting 6

  89. 178

    Derek and Swoopy - Five Years of Skepticality | For Good Reason

  90. 179

    Bruce M. Hood - Why We Believe in the Unbelievable | For Good Reason

  91. 180

    James Randi - A Skeptic Comes Out at 81 | For Good Reason

  92. 181

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  93. 182

    Lionel Tiger - God's Brain | For Good Reason

  94. 183

    The Randi Show - Psychic Charlatans

  95. 184

    Christopher Hitchens at the Amazing Meeting 5

  96. 185

    Harriet Hall - Science-Based Medicine | For Good Reason

  97. 186

    Carol Tavris - Mistakes Were Made | For Good Reason

  98. 187

    Richard Dawkins - Framing Charles Darwin | For Good Reason

  99. 188

    Daniel Loxton - Evolution for Kids | For Good Reason

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