Bad Health Science in the 21st Century
From vaccines to chemo, modern science provides a wealth of services to prevent and heal disease. According to some sources on the internet, these are actually making us sicker. What's good science and what's just plain old BS? Yvette d'Entremont, aka "Science Babe," will walk you through it with a funny and informative discussion on how to detect reputable health advice on these topics and how modern science is making us live longer and healthier lives than ever before. In addition to talking about detecting bad science, she will discuss her current criticism of the claims of the "Food Babe" about what foods are healthy or not.
On Thurs., April 16, the L.A. Times ran a Page 1 feature on Yvette. For online, see: http://www.latimes.com/local/great-reads/la-me-c1-hip-science-20150416-story.html#page=1
Yvette d'Entremont holds bachelor's degrees in theatre and chemistry along with a master's degree in forensic science. With a background working as an analytical chemist, she currently runs her Science Babe website full time. The site is a reliable mix of debunking pseudoscience with a combination of humor and real science. You can find more information at scibabe.com.
This lecture will be repeated at 4:30 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. in Costa Mesa. Hosted by the CFI Community of Orange County.
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