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The Reality Check

Oct 9, 2008

On this week's show we discuss a news report that vitamin C may interfere with chemotherapy drugs' ability to fight cancer, a dog that can supposedly do math, and the announcement of a new study that will figure out if out of body experiences are more than just hallucinations.

Show notes (Available at

Vitamin C + Chemotherapy
Original news report: link
Analysis by Oncologist David Gorski: link

Maggie the Counting Dog:
Video of the Dog Counting: link

Out of Body Study:
Original Press Release: link
CBC Coverage: link
BBC Coverage: link

Logical Fallacy of the Week:
Appeal to Authority: link

Science Myth of the Week:
Dog Food Myths
Chocolate Toxicity: link
Dietary Myths: link
History of Dog Food: link