A Canberra Skeptics Lecture
Speaker: Dr. Rachael Dunlop
Date: Wednesday 15th February 2012
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Place: Optus Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Science Centre,
Clunies Ross Street Acton ACT 2601
With so much information proliferating on the internet and no mechanisms in place to check for accuracy, how can consumers distinguish what is right and what is not? This is particularly important when it comes to health information, since 1 in 2 of us now “self-diagnose” and 2 in 3 research our medications on the web. Using the example of vaccination information, Dr Rachael Dunlop sifts through the quagmire of Google and reveals conspiracies involving “Big Pharma”, a New World Order with Lizard People, chemtrails, and a plethora of misleading information. In a time when many parts of the world are experiencing as resurgence in communicable diseases, Rachael offers some tricks and tips for navigating the “bottomless pit of misinformation” that is health information on the internet.
Dr Rachael Dunlop PhD is a medical researcher at the Heart Research Institute Sydney, Vice President of Australian Skeptics, a reporter for the Skeptic Zone podcast, blogs at the Skeptics Book of Pooh Pooh and a member of Mystery Investigators science show for kids.
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