Another fire episode this week. Professor of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh Dr. John Lyne stops by the show to talk about the oft-overlooked role that argumentation and rhetoric play in determining scientific findings. In the era of alternative facts and fake news, we discuss the importance of always being a critical observer of science as you navigate your own personal health journey. Listen in as we discuss, among other things: the "medicalization" of health problems, predatory publishing in scientific journals and the lack of checks and balances in health research.
Dr. Lyne's bio @ University of Pittsburgh