Dr. Oz is a pseudoscientific snake oil salesman that should be banned from TV.
John Oliver, however, is a genius.
For a moment, imagine a world where people have enough experience with scientific thinking that they don’t need the help of a cable news comedian to save themselves from brain-falling-out-of-head syndrome. That’s a beautiful world. I want to live in that world. But if that world can’t exist, I’m glad that people like John Oliver and the countless scientists and science writers out there working to put out the Good Word of science live in this one.
PLEASE. Don’t trust ‘miracle’ dietary supplements, ‘natural’ supplements and ‘magical’ weight loss pills (I’m looking at you garcinia cambogia). You can’t trust the labels, they aren’t regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. They don’t pass independent laboratory quality and quantity tests. PLEASE. DON’T. RISK. IT.
To celebrate Darwin Day, we checked out the Evolving Planet exhibit at the Field Museum, wading our way through the early Earth’s primordial soup with the first microbes, exploring millions of years of amazing dinosaurs, early mammals, giant ice age beasts and finally our earliest primate ancestors.