Friday, August 20, 2010

Refuting Quackery with Science-Based Medicine



The Center For Inquiry/Chicago is pleased to co-sponsor, with Chicago Skeptics and the Women Thinking Free Foundation:

Refuting Quackery with Science-Based Medicine

with David Gorski, MD

Saturday, August 21st, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Black Rock Pub/Kitchen, 3614 N. Damen Ave., Chicago

Free to attend.


David H. Gorski, MD, PhD, FACS is a surgical oncologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, specializing in breast cancer surgery. He will be discussing science and evidence-based medicine (SEBM).

Dr. Gorski first became interested in pseudoscience and "alternative" medicine around 2000, when quite by accident he wandered into the Usenet newsgroup "misc.health.alternative" and began critically examining the claims there. Since then, he has accumulated considerable experience refuting quackery and pseudoscience online. For the last five years, he has blogged under a pseudonym, producing what is consistently ranked as one of the top ten medical blogs. (Finding Dr. Gorski’s other, far more (in)famous blog persona is left as an exercise for the interested reader.)

Black Rock Pub & Kitchen has a good menu and was voted as CitySearch's "best neighborhood bar" of 2008.

We are co-sponsoring this event, so you are sure to meet at least a few new skeptical and secular friends from the other groups. Remember, this is a SATURDAY AFTERNOON meeting!
No cover charge. Of course, you purchase your own food and beverage.

If you are thinking of coming to this event, please RSVP to the CFI office with your name so we can estimate the number of people who will be attending. CFI office: 312-226-xxxx or email us at chicago@.

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