#1 “The Dangers of Pseudoscience” with Jacques Rousseau & Alastair McAlpine


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In this episode of Digital Discourse ZA, Jacques Rousseau and Alastair McAlpine discuss the dangers of pseudoscience, the anti-vaccination movement, and the role of social media in undermining professional expertise.


Jacques Rousseau is the co-author of "Critical Thinking, Science and Pseudoscience – Why We Can’t Trust Our Brains", and a lecturer in critical thinking and business ethics at the University of Cape Town. You can find his writing at Synapses, his podcast at Square Brackets, and you can follow him on Twitter at @JacquesR.

Book: https://amzn.to/2Cs9nT4

Blog: https://synapses.co.za/

Podcast: https://squarebrackets.co.za/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JacquesR


Alastair McAlpine is a paediatrician currently pursuing a fellowship in infectious diseases at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. He is the author of the ‘Digital Clubbing’ column for MedicalBrief, which aims to debunk pseudoscience in medicine, and you can follow him on Twitter at @AlastairMcA30.

Digital Clubbing: https://bit.ly/2TeEY0d

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlastairMcA30


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