Hey! Skeptics within driving radius of Wichita!
This weekend is Skeptics of Oz 2013!
Here is their Facebook page!
Here is their schedule of speakers!
And here is a list of speakers with brief bios written up by Skeptics of Oz speaker and fellow Oklahomian Caleb Lack!
Damn, I got excited because I thought it was specifically skepticism about Dr. Oz and his quackery.
HA! Sad! We *could* have an entire conference based off skepticism and the garbage Dr. Oz promotes!
I hope folks from science and medicine will step up and take down OZ. “Alt” med has become mostly snake oil with a “natural goodness” paint job.
I recently caved in to pressure from an acquaintance try a supplement for a chronic condition, finally giving in after a nurse at my specialist opined that it would be helpful. I felt most foolish when Doc pointed out the the only significant active ingredient was potassium, with 1/8 gram of various extracts (grape seed, wine, eye of newt, etc) thrown in.* 90+% of each dosage is that special natural healing substance, sugar.
*If it contains even that. The FDA can’t regulate or test supplements, so it’s take their word that they opened the right box of really natural good stuff from Ship Direct PRC.
Holy crap the HIV news last week!
So much HIV news!
First on the list:
Early Treatment Is Found…
It is frustrating being a scientist in a political climate that is not supportive of science.
WHY IS THIS NOT STANDARD THERAPY YET?
Efficacy and Toxicity Management of 19-28z CAR T Cell Therapy…
Long-term safety and tolerability of ProSavin, a lentiviral vector-based gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease: a dose…
YouTuber MylesPowers1985 has got an in-depth analysis of the HIV Denier movie, ‘House Of Numbers’, going. Of…