battling bad science – ben goldacre

Ben Goldacre on the tricks and trickery employed by those peddling their “cures” on us – from fake credentials that your cat have for $60; to elaborate and multimillion dollar schemes pharmaceutical companies deply to run trials to get exactly the results that favour them, including withholding unfavuorale data from “scientific trials”.

Ben Goldacre is  a [medical] Doctor, epidemiologist, book author and columnist – and he can make science funny. Here he makes a plea for greater openness about science and explains why it might pay you to learn more about the claims you hear; and encourages you to learn more for yourself – and especially to ask “what does the science really say?”.

Ben Goldacre at TED

“Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical industry.

Ben Goldacre unpicks dodgy scientific claims made by scaremongering journalists, dubious government reports, pharmaceutical corporations, PR companies and quacks.”

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