Interview - Ryan Armstrong on Regulating Pseudoscience | The Body of Evidence

Interview - Ryan Armstrong on Regulating Pseudoscience

Ryan Armstrong portrait

 

Jonathan and Chris interview Ryan Armstrong, the executive director of Bad Science Watch, a consumer protection watchdog and science advocacy organization. They discuss what Bad Science Watch does; the lobbying forces surrounding Health Canada; homeopathy; the antagonist in Braveheart; the Stop Nosodes campaign; vaccine misinformation on social media; chiropractic complaints not taken seriously; innate intelligence; predatory practice building; how to lodge a complaint, the Ryan way; internecine squabbles between vitalists and evidence-based chiropractors; osteopaths and podiatrists; chiropractors and physical therapists; should pseudomedical practitioners have an order; Ryan's dream of a national science agency; and Chris' controversial question.

 

LINKS:

 

Bad Science Watch's website: https://badsciencewatch.ca

Ryan Armstrong on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryarmst

Ryan changes his mind regarding the self-regulation of the chiropractic profession: https://posttruthhealth.ca/index.php/2019/05/17/the-failure-of-self-regulation-of-the-chiropractic-profession-is-an-urgent-public-health-crisis/

Stop Nosodes: http://www.stopnosodes.org

 

 

Theme music: "Troll of the Mountain Swing" by the Underscore Orkestra.

 

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