Bad Science

I've just finished reading Bad Science by (Dr) Ben Goldacre (and have included the Bad Science Blog List on my Blog List). His main targets are the self-serving mountebanks, selling modern versions of snake oil (and sometimes making millions from this) but lazy journalists, flaky statistics and evil pharma companies are in the frame.

Do read and enjoy.

Speaking these truths hasn't made Dr Goldacre popular - and there are some interesting comments re conformity that partly explain the behaviour of my colleagues over Trump - if you are led to believe that "everyone" thinks something is wonderful, then it's only human to conform. In practise of course, there is almost nothing that "everyone" agrees on ....

So thanks, Ben Goldacre, and I empathaise with you when you describe the intimidation that you have endured for pointing out simple facts.

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