Some doctors have a strong understanding of the scientific method and are consistent with science-based medicine, practice, and research while others are not.
Sudbury, MA (PRWEB) April 23, 2015
In the newest episode of his question and answer podcast series “The Dr. Bo Show,” Bo Bennett, PhD, addresses a question from his audience about the trustworthiness of science when faced with doctors and therapists who aren’t always good at what they do or aren’t always in agreement despite their science-based training. If they are often wrong, and they disagree on science-based issues, why should science be trusted?
In a conversational and engaging tone, and applying his astute critical thinking skills, Bennett examines how this association—that the credibility of science is dependent on the behavior of doctors—is so easily established, and explains why snubbing science for these reasons just doesn’t add up. “This whole idea of rejecting science because of bad doctors is a mental shortcut based on association,” says Bennett. “This is a heuristic gone wrong.”
Using an example from advertising in the 1950s, Bennett illustrates contradictory behaviors of doctors that generate questions about the integrity of science, when those who are trained in the scientific process, fail that process. He also explains the difference between practitioners and researchers, and explores the idea that personal biases and subjective experiences can influence a doctor’s methods and contradict their science-based training. “Some doctors have a strong understanding of the scientific method and are consistent with science-based medicine, practice, and research while others are not,” says Bennett. “Trust science as a method, but approach any claims with a healthy dose of skepticism.”
Episode two of “The Dr. Bo Show” premieres on April 23, 2015 and is available online at TheDrBoShow.com. Additional episodes will follow.
“The Dr. Bo Show” podcasts are educational and entertaining. Bennett provides critical thinking-, reason-, and science-based responses covering many topics, including psychology, science education, belief, human behavior, success and motivation, and well-being and happiness.
Listeners can submit questions and actively participate in discussions about each episode by registering for a free account at TheDrBoShow.com. Each podcast is available on the website in text format, audio podcast (also on iTunes), and abridged “To the Point” YouTube videos (available for most shows).
Dr. Bennett is available for interviews and speaking engagements on a variety of topics.
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About Bo Bennett
Bo Bennett has a PhD in social psychology, and is a successful, serial entrepreneur and published author. In addition to TheDrBoShow.com, Bennett administers several other online projects including a series of online courses in critical thinking, positive humanism, personal achievement and success, and more. For full details on Bo and his current projects, visit http://www.BoBennett.com.