SkepSun #55 (09_08_13)

On Freethought Radio we hear how the FFRF stopped football prayer in Texas and exposed Hobby Lobby’s “crafty” and misleading ads about the founding fathers. Then Annie Laurie and Dan talk with Dan Savage, author and founder of It Gets Better, about his new book, American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics. After Freethought Radio, we hear Hemant Mehta’s 15 things to never say to an atheist. Then, on Skeptoid, Brian Dunning fields student question on hangovers, manuka honey, and probiotics. We’ll hear from the Skeptic Rogues of the Skeptics Guide to the Universe about homunculus-based medical pseudoscience. Rounding out the show is a For Good Reason podcast on which D.J. Grothe talks to Dr. David Gorski, a surgical oncologist specializing in breast cancer surgery and a science-based medicine advocate. Gorski defines complementary, alternative and integrative medicine (CAM) and contrasts it with science-based medicine. What’s the harm of so-called alternative medicine?  What’s wrong with integrating it into standard medical practice and why aren’t more medical doctors skeptic activists?
David Gorski, MD, oncologist, blogger and champion of science-based medicine.

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