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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. 127

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

  2. 128

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

  3. 129

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

  4. 130

    "Skepticism and the Humanities" - TAM 2012

  5. 131

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

  6. 132

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

  7. 133

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

  8. 134

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

  9. 135

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

  10. 136

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

  11. 137

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

  12. 138

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

  13. 139

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

  14. 140

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

  15. 141

    The Randi Show - "Why Skepticism Matters" - Live from Dragon*Con 2012

  16. 142

    Live Million Dollar Challenge - TAM 2012

  17. 143

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

  18. 144

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

  19. 145

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

  20. 146

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

  21. 147

    The Randi Show - Amaz!ng Adventure 2012

  22. 148

    "You are the Future of Skepticism on the Internet" - Tim Farley - TAM 2012

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  24. 150

    Dr. Karen Stollznow - "Talking to Tomorrow" - TAM 2012

  25. 151

    Dr. Pamela Gay - "Make the World Better (Ask if Anyone Minds Later)" - TAM 2012

  26. 152

    Jamy Ian Swiss - "Overlapping Magisteria" - TAM 2012

  27. 153

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

  28. 154

    The Randi Show - TAM 2012 Memories

  29. 155

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Jacob Jax

  30. 156

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Kitty Mervine

  31. 157

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: David Niose

  32. 158

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Michael Feldman

  33. 159

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Tim Farley

  34. 160

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: James Underdown

  35. 161

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Jesse Galef

  36. 162

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Julia Galef

  37. 163

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Ben Radford

  38. 164

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Dr. Rachie Dunlop

  39. 165

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: BJ Kramer

  40. 166

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Sara Mayhew

  41. 167

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: John Rael

  42. 168

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Dave McAdams

  43. 169

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Barlow & Rachel

  44. 170

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Jamie Bernstein

  45. 171

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Brian Dunning

  46. 172

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Brian Dalton

  47. 173

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Jonny & Caroline

  48. 174

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Susan Gerbic

  49. 175

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Barry Karr

  50. 176

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Katie Hovany

  51. 177

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Ben Pratt

  52. 178

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Richard Saunders

  53. 179

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Michael Shermer

  54. 180

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Bruce Press

  55. 181

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Ross Blocher

  56. 182

    The Amazing Meeting 2012: Blake Smith

  57. 183

    Adam Savage Speaks at TAM London 2009

  58. 184

    Carol Tavris at TAM 2011

  59. 185

    Eugenie Scott at TAM 2011

  60. 186

    The Randi Show - Faith Healers & Facilitated Communicators

  61. 187

    Michael Shermer at TAM 2011

  62. 188

    2012 Pigasus Awards Announcement

  63. 189

    The Randi Show - Deceptive Marketing

  64. 190

    The Randi Show - Nostradamus

  65. 191

    The Randi Show - Science Communication

  66. 192

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

  67. 193

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

  68. 194

    The Randi Show - Snake Oil

  69. 195

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

  70. 196

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

  71. 197

    Joe Nickell - Why Investigate the Paranormal | For Good Reason

  72. 198

    Paul Kurtz - Skepticism and Religion | For Good Reason

  73. 199

    Paul Kurtz - Exuberant Skepticism | For Good Reason

  74. 200

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

  75. 201

    Tom Clark - Skepticism and Free Will | For Good Reason

  76. 202

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

  77. 203

    Massimo Pigliucci - Nonsense on Stilts | For Good Reason

  78. 204

    Ben Randford - Scientific Paranormal Investigation | For Good Reason

  79. 205

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

  80. 206

    Richard Saunders at TAM 6 on Bringing Critical Thinking to Schools

  81. 207

    Ray Hyman - The Life of an Expert Skeptic, Part 1 | For Good Reason

  82. 208

    Paul Provenza - Satiristas | For Good Reason

  83. 209

    Deirdre Barrett - Supernormal Stimuli | For Good Reason

  84. 210

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

  85. 211

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

  86. 212

    Adam Savage at The Amazing Meeting 7

  87. 213

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

  88. 214

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

  89. 215

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

  90. 216

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

  91. 217

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

  92. 218

    Jennifer Michael Hecht - The Poetry of Skepticism | For Good Reason

  93. 219

    Lionel Tiger - God's Brain | For Good Reason

  94. 220

    The Randi Show - Psychic Charlatans

  95. 221

    Christopher Hitchens at the Amazing Meeting 5

  96. 222

    Harriet Hall - Science-Based Medicine | For Good Reason

  97. 223

    Carol Tavris - Mistakes Were Made | For Good Reason

  98. 224

    Richard Dawkins - Framing Charles Darwin | For Good Reason

  99. 225

    Daniel Loxton - Evolution for Kids | For Good Reason

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