Skeptical of Skepticism regarding Medical Skepticism

Skeptical of Skepticism regarding Medical Skepticism

In a recent article in Medpage Today, Vinay Prasad offered his critiques of what he calls “medical skepticism”. Essentially he is talking about Science-Based Medicine and all my colleagues who engage in related activities. Before I go further it is important to understand what we in the Science-Based Medicine and broader skeptical community do, and what our expertise actually is. Science-based medicine (SBM) is essentially the culmination of all this. But Prasad simply does not recognize that science-based medicine, science communication, and scientific skepticism are “skill sets”.

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