Bill Maher’s interview with quack doctor shows how progressives fall for pseudoscience Getty Images

Progressives fancy themselves champions of science and reason, and love to bash conservatives for having so-called “backwards” views on topics like evolution and global warming. The truth is that many liberals are just as susceptible to pseudoscience, particularly on health topics like vaccines and GMOs.

Case in point: Bill Maher hosted a notorious quack doctor on his show last week who claims to have cured Charlie Sheen of AIDS with goats milk. Really.

The Daily Mail explains:

The controversial doctor who famously injected himself with Charlie Sheen’s HIV positive blood has claimed his goats milk treatment can cure the virus.

Dr. Samir Chachoua made the extraordinary claims he had ‘cured countries’ of HIV and Aids during an interview on Real Time with Bill Maher last night.

Chachoua – who is not licensed to practice medicine in the U.S. – has been treating Sheen who revealed last year that he has been battling with with virus for four years.

He added that his ‘cure’, based on the milk of arthritic goats, had made the virus ‘undetectable’ in the Hollywood star, Gawker reports.

Anyone who took a high school health class should be able to immediately tell that Chachoua is a snake oil salesman. Besides the fact that this “doctor” is unlicensed in the United States and injecting HIV-positive blood is extremely dangerous, the biggest red flag is Cachoua’s claim that he’s “cured countries” of AIDS.

According to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, every country in the world with available data has an AIDS patient. Specifically, the African island nation Chacoua has claimed to have cured — Comoros — had 500 as of 2011.

Chacoua would almost be funny if he wasn’t taken so seriously. While Bill Maher is a comedian, the guests on his show are treated as experts and are watched by 4 million people weekly. The fact that HBO would feature such a quack on their biggest political show is proof of how pseudoscience plagues the progressive mainstream.

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