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Bill Nye and the team debunk alternative medicine, including an explanation into the placebo effect & why we think something works when it has no basis in science proof.

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Nick Murray

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Mike Drucker (head writer), Cece Pleasants | 3 more credits »
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Episode credited cast:
Steve Aoki ... Himself
Chris Beedie Chris Beedie ... Himself - Panelist
David Gibson David Gibson ... Himself - Sound therapist
Joanna Hausmann ... Herself - Correspondent
Bill Nye ... Himself - Host
Cara Santa Maria Cara Santa Maria ... Herself - Panelist
Donald Schultz Donald Schultz ... Himself - Panelist
Prashanth Venkataramanujam Prashanth Venkataramanujam ... Himself
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Bill Nye and the team debunk alternative medicine, including an explanation into the placebo effect & why we think something works when it has no basis in science proof.

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Comedy | Talk-Show

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21 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Mentality See more »
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Would have been clearer without comedy
2 January 2018 | by drbitsSee all my reviews

This episode discusses how modern drugs are tested to assure that they actually work and how that differs from "Alternative medicine drugs" because all evidence for them is anecdotal. The placebo effect is discussed and the placebo effect is the reason stringent testing is necessary.

Three discredited forms of alternative medicine are discussed. Those pushing fake medicine are criticized for using Buddhist symbolism in a comedy routine. Joking about things clouds the messages.

Bill Nye admits that some of modern medicine comes from alternative medicine.


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