Ben Goldacre: Bad Science Interview

Dr. Ben Goldacre is the author of the excellent Bad Science blog and column in the Guardian newspaper. His new book, BadScience, is out now and in it he explains how (with many, many examples), Science is misrepresented in the media and how some ‘quack’ disciplines present unscientific data as fact.

NewScientist has a review of his book here, and there is a short interview with Ben on their channel:

He has helped produce some teaching materials for schools, which are available here.

Top posts for IB Bio students to read:

1. Don’t Dumb Me Down

2. The Media’s MMR Hoax (Wakefield trial, autism and vaccines non-link)

3. The Man Behind the Mop of Death (false-positive MRSA results from a garden-shed phony)

4. The Huff (statistics)

5. Anything to do with dodgy fish-oil trials, quack homeopaths (especially evil AIDS-denialists),  BrainGym and nutritionists.

It’s all good.

About Stephen

Director of Learning & MYP Coordinator at Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan. Formerly MYP HS Science & IBDP Bio teacher and missing it terribly. Twitterist (@sjtylr), dad and bloggerer.

Posted on October 12, 2008, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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