Ben Goldacre: Berating Bad Science

For those who love a good bit of debunking, Ben Goldacre‘s Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks is going to be compelling reading. As Katherine Bouton notes in the New York Times,

Ben Goldacre is exasperated. He’s not exactly angry — that would be much less fun to read — except in certain circumstances. He is irked, vexed, bugged, ticked off at the sometimes inadvertent (because of stupidity) but more often deliberate deceptions perpetrated in the name of science. And he wants you, the reader, to share his feelings.

He explains to New Scientist some of his favorite peeves:

And for those who can’t get enough, here he is at Nerdstock riffing on the “Nocebo Effect”:

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  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I like the bastard! I wish there was one of him on every channel…telling the bubbleheaded prettyboys and large breasted smilewagons that they’re full of shit when they selectively quote the most intimidating shreds of new science…with no attempt to analyze it beyond at least naming where the research came from…and sometimes they get a bit shy on even that!

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I like the bastard! I wish there was one of him on every channel…telling the bubbleheaded prettyboys and large breasted smilewagons that they’re full of shit when they selectively quote the most intimidating shreds of new science…with no attempt to analyze it beyond at least naming where the research came from…and sometimes they get a bit shy on even that!

    • Ironaddict06

      I agree.

  • Ironaddict06

    I agree.

  • justagirl

    OOOH! DISINFO!! i am liking the new look.

  • justagirl

    OOOH! DISINFO!! i am liking the new look.

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