Over at the James Randi Educational Foundation, a student is seeking advice:
Dear Skeptical Professor,
I am a college student, and recently my biology instructor has said some strange things. The other day, he was talking about “all the toxins in our food and our environment.” He also said, “With all the pesticides in our food, it’s no wonder cancer is now the number one killer in America, even more than heart disease.” He also talked about the professor who was reported to be looking for young woman to surrogate a Neanderthal baby. He apparently didn’t know the professor had been misquoted.
I’m at a loss. I don’t want to embarrass him in front of the class, but I also hate that he’s passing on misinformation. I also have to consider that if I make trouble, there goes my GPA!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Desperate in Detroit
It’s a common problem, and it was brought to the attention of Karen Koy, Tony Barnhart, and yours truly. What did each of us suggest? Go see!