Date: July 14 Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Stephen Makin and Ben Makin from the Edinburgh Skeptics bring you….
Where’s the Harm? Alternative Medicine Anecdote & Evidence
Ben Makin has tried a complete alphabet of traditional, complimentary and New Age treatments and practices, she takes us on an rapid tour from Applied Kinesieology to Zen Buddhism, and asks “Where’s the harm?”
Dr Stephen Makin replies, looking at the evidence and discussing cases where real harm has been done by alternative practices, and explaining why skeptics should continue to fight against quackary and cons.
Who are Ben and Stephen Makin….
Ben Makin was raised on goats’ milk and home-made wholemeal bread and started her working life at Culpepper’s the Herbalist; she now maintains the Edinburgh Skeptics website.
Stephen Makin was raised on soya milk and meditation, and ran away to Medical School to become a doctor. He is a Clinical Research Fellow inStroke Medicine at Edinburgh University who spends too much time arguing with proponents of woo on the internet.
This is a free event, open to all