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The Freedom Report is a podcast that reports on news from a perspective of economic freedom and personal liberty.

October 3, 2014

Science Babe Brings Skeptical Snark To Pseudoscientific Shills

The Freedom Report today hosts a special guest. She's the Science Babe! And she's speaking out to debunk pseudoscience, flim-flam, hoo-haa, and plain old BS! She’s got a bachelors in chemistry and a masters in forensic science. She’s been a chemistry professor, explosives chemist, toxicology chemist and now an analytical chemist at a pesticide company.

Today's episode takes on the Science Babe's archnemesis... the Food Babe! Are GMOs really all that bad? Should you eat something that you can't pronounce? The Science Babe explains how her experience in toxicology provides unique insight on this topic. 

And what about nutritional health in general? For years the government sold us a bill of goods with their food guide pyramid on what consisted of healthy eating, only to learn years later that they were totally off the mark. Does this mean we should be just as skeptical of government as we are of the lone quacks? And how does that apply to the "scientific consensus" on climate change? Maybe there are free market ways to solve the problems of pollution? 

Also, with the Ebola outbreak in the United States seemingly on the rise, one has to ask the question: Does superstition kill? 

All that and more with a special discussion how the rise of the skeptical libertarian movement at the end on the Freedom Report podcast! 

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