This week we have another new guest: Dr. Joe Schwarcz.of McGill University’s “Office for Science and Society”, which is dedicated to demystifying science and separating sense from nonsense. In this episode we talk about whether it’s better to cook kale or eat it raw, about the upcoming legalization if marijuana (cannabis) in Canada, the “grow your own” options for home gardeners, and all the wild claims of the health benefits of cannabis that are out there on the internet. We also talk about the scientific method, why it is so important today with all the ‘alternative’ sources of information out there on the internet, and how the mission of the McGill Office of Science and Society fits into the mix.
Dr. Joe Schwarcz is Director of McGill University’s “Office for Science and Society” which is dedicated to demystifying science and separating sense from nonsense. He is well known for his informative and entertaining public lectures on topics ranging from the chemistry of love to the science of aging. Professor Schwarcz has received numerous awards for teaching chemistry and for interpreting science for the public. He is the only non-American ever to win the American Chemical Society’s prestigious Grady-Stack Award for demystifying chemistry. He hosts “The Dr. Joe Show” on Montreal radio, has appeared hundreds of times on television and is the author of 16 best sellers. Also an amateur conjurer, Dr. Joe often spices up his presentations with a little magic.