Reasoning with the Unreasonable, by Harriet Hall

Dr. Hall will relate her always frustrating and often hilarious experiences as the token skeptic in a local community discussion group, and will follow up with a useful list of anti-science memes that refuse to die (like “science doesn’t know everything”) and will show how skeptics can answer them effectively.

Dr Harriet Hall is a retired family physician and former Air Force flight surgeon who writes about medicine, alternative medicine, science, quackery, and critical thinking. She is one of the founders and editors of the Science-Based Medicine blog, a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and co-author of the textbook Consumer Health: A Guide to Intelligent Decisions.

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