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January 2014 CNY Skeptics Meeting

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Date(s) - 01/15/2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dewitt Community Library


“Alternative Medicine: Alternative to What?”

Presentation by Mahlon Wagner

Sponsored by CNY Skeptics

Time: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 7:00 PM

Where: Dewitt Community Library, Friends Room

Event is Free and Open to the Public

Light refreshments will be served

Please contact 315-636-6533 or email for more information

Presentation Summary:

After receiving a Ph.D in experimental psychology, Mahlon Wagner taught statistics and research design in a University setting.  Based upon these two topics it became “natural” for him to look at “alternative” medicine and the claims made for “alternative” treatments in the light of existing experimental evidence.  In his talk, Mahlon Wagner will look at the abundance of “alternative” medicine in Central New York and discuss how to detect the “code words” that can suggest if a treatment is “alternative” medicine.  He will also discuss some of the main types of alternative medicine (such as chiropractic, acupuncture, homeopathy, reiki, and therapeutic touch) and examine what, if any, evidence exists for their claims to effectively treat medical conditions.

Presenter Biography:

Mahlon Wagner is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at SUNY Oswego.  He has been a long-time member of CNY Skeptics, and has given several presentations in Germany and the UK on various skeptical topics.  He has written on and lectured about the effectiveness of various forms of “alternative” medicine.

Central New York Skeptics (CNY Skeptics) is a community organization dedicated to the promotion of science and reason, the investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims, and the improvement of standards for science education and critical-thinking skills.

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