Cellar Door Skeptics 173:Changing Your Mind Through Psychedelics

Cellar Door Skeptics is back again with another timeless episode. This week the duo take a break from a solely political episode to talk about the book How to Change Your Mind. They journey through some of the studies that talk about psychedelics and how they can affect us and what the sciences are saying about them. They also review studies about micro dosing and how those affect how people perceive “alternative medicines”. They do touch on how trump might not be good for himself in the midst of the 2020 election looming over us.

The show ends as usual with Tanner and Hanna’s quick save selections for the week.

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Links
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https://harmswayband.bandcamp.com/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117774/
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/27/opinion/is-trump-good-for-trump.html
http://ryanburge.net/
https://twitter.com/ryanburge/status/1108183399364263936
http://www.norc.org/Research/Projects/Pages/general-social-survey.aspx
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https://www.gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0211023
https://beckleyfoundation.org/microdosing-lsd/
https://psychedelictimes.com/2019/01/18/a-brief-history-of-microdosing-research/
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https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/529343/how-to-change-your-mind-by-michael-pollan/9780735224155/
https://www.amazon.com/Change-Your-Mind-Consciousness-Transcendence/dp/1594204225
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/04/books/review/michael-pollan-how-to-change-your-mind.html
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Quicksave
Chris Hanna: Season that Cast Up
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Tanner: Bands from the Past
http://www.mxpx.com/

Cellar Door Skeptics #172: Sir Scams A lot 

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Cellar Door Skeptics are back this week after a one week hiatus. We apologize for the week off and come back full force this week to talk about some important topics. This week the duo talks about digital remote diagnosis that has been sweeping the country and is what some has lauded as an answer to expensive doctors visits. The discussion centers around if this is worth it and what the constraints to this method of diagnosis could be. The show continues talking about a supplement study that shows that supplements are not what they are cracked up to be. The show also will cover a discussion on social media scams that have started to become more prominent. The show ends as always with the team’s quick saves of the week.

Segment: Digital Remote Diagnosis
https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-04-08/kids-prescribed-antibiotics-more-often-with-telemedicine
https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2019/04/04/peds.2018-2491
Segment: homeopathy study
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/04/the-nutrition-study-the-30b-supplement-industry-doesnt-want-you-to-see/
Segment:Mail and Social Media Scams
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article224131925.html
https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/news/dont-be-fooled-facebook-messenger-con-artists
Quick Saves
Tanner: Birds eye color changes
western parotia bird
https://youtu.be/rX40mBb8bkU
https://www.audubon.org/news/why-do-birds-eyes-change-colors
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3886329/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2010/12/14/bird-of-paradise-creates-colourful-dance-with-microscopic-mirrors-in-its-feathers/
Hanna: Spaceballs the Medicare for All
https://www.vox.com/2019/4/10/18304712/read-bernie-sanders-2019-medicare-for-all-plan

Not Safe For Life (NSFL): What Happens When Religion Influences Medicine

As I have hinted at in previous articles, particularly my article on why atheists are sometimes angry, when religion mixes with reality, bad things can happen. This is very much true in the realm of medicine. Whether it be faith healing or denying blood transfusions, religion can often have a very negative effect on one’s health when its narrative is accepted over one based on science and evidence.This can be no more clear in a recent case of women seeking compensation from the Irish government for harm caused by an alternative to the caesarian section known as the symphysiotomy.

A symphysiotomy is essentially an alternative of the more common caesarian section for pregnancies in which women cannot give birth in a safe manner. Basically, it involves breaking or sawing a woman’s pelvis in half, so that the baby has more room to come out for women giving birth. It is reported to be a very painful, and can have long lasting negative consequences for both the woman and the fetus involved. It was developed in the late eighteenth century, but quickly fell out of favor due to dismal results. However, Ireland continued to use the procedure well into the 1980s.
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