• Complimentary Earplugs (20/100) – Freakonomics

    Freakonomics_SquareYou’ve probably heard of the Freakonomics books and some of the more controversial theories therein, such as the notion that seemingly honorable Sumo wrestlers are throwing matches under narrow and well-specified conditions. What you may not have heard is that the last couple podcast episodes have been focusing on evidence-based medicine:

    Episode 201 – How Do We Know What Really Works in Healthcare?

    Episode 202 – How Many Doctors Does It Take to Start a Healthcare Revolution?

    The first of these was primarily about doing more randomized controlled trials in practical clinical settings, while the second one was a broader indictment of the American healthcare system based on measured outcomes. Both episodes are data-driven and feature science advocates speaking out against a lack of rigorous and rational thinking, just like you’d expect from a well-produced skeptic podcast, only moreso.

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    Category: Complimentary EarplugsSkepticism

    Article by: Damion Reinhardt

    Former fundie finds freethought fairly fab.