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Offline Frank_Bama

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Using Facebook to promote skepticism
« on: June 15, 2009, 10:50:18 PM »
I am a regular listener to the podcast and am becoming more and more engrossed in skepticism.  I'm trying to use Facebook to spread the word about skeptical analysis of topics I hear friends/family discussing:  homeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, anti-vaccination, etc.

Unfortunately, Facebook is RIFE with pro-pseudoscience, alternative medicine, etc.  There are groups everywhere!

I think a skeptical organization (*wink wink*) should start creating some skeptical Facebook groups that have REAL information and links to references.  For example, when I search "chiropractic" I get 500+ results and AT LEAST the first 300 of those results are pro-chiropractic; when searching "alternative medicine" the ratio of pro-AM to anti-AM is about 5 to 1 at best.

The skeptical movement needs to use social networking as a tool, because so far the loons and pseudoscientists appear to be beating us to the punch! 

Zach

 

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