Posts Tagged ‘Bad Science’

Bad Science – The Book

September 8, 2008

[BPSDB]Book reviews are a new departure for me but since I’ve tapped Fourth Estate for a freebie copy of Ben Goldacre’s book, I’d better keep my side of the bargain and review it. (more…)

Are They Proud of Themselves?

March 18, 2008

Andrew Wakefield, Jackie Fletcher and the wilfully ignorant JABS nutters, the pig-ignorant journalists and all the rest of the merry crew who perpetrated the MMR hoax – are they proud of their achievement? (more…)

More Fish Oil Slipperiness

March 14, 2008

I have already commented on the non-decisions made about the non-trial of fish-oils in Durham here. More information has come my way. (more…)

The Great Durham Fish Oil Saga

March 1, 2008

When is a trial not a trial? When is a Council decision not a Council decision? When is an attempt to improve exam results not an attempt to improve exam results? The answer, it would appear, is when Durham County Council have anything to do with it. (more…)

Say Goodbye to Your Liberty

February 23, 2008

The front page headline of today’s Guardian:

Government wants personal details of every traveller

“Passengers travelling between EU countries or taking domestic flights would have to hand over a mass of personal information, including their mobile phone number and credit card details, as part of a new package of security measures being demanded by the British government. The data would be stored for 13 years and used to “profile” suspects.” (more…)

Joseph Chikelue Obi is Feeling the Heat

February 21, 2008

It is beginning to look like Joseph Chikelue Obi’s attempts to silence criticism of his quackery has been a spectacular own-goal. (more…)

SoH Letter to the Guardian

October 25, 2007

If you visit http://www.homeopathy-soh.org/whats-new/press-releases.aspx you will find the text of a letter they have sent to the Guardian in resonse to Ben Goldacre’s column ‘Threats – the homeopathic panacea’. The column can be found at www.badscience.net and presumably on the Guardian’s website as well. The Society is trying to spin its way out of the issues raised by Dr Goldacre. (more…)

More on the Society of Homeopaths versus Dr Lewis

October 23, 2007

It would appear that Ben Goldacre’s criticisms of the Society of Homeopaths (read them at www.badscience.net/?p=553#more-553 ) have stung, judging by the letter they have sent to The Guardian. (read it at http://www.homeopathy-soh.org/whats-new/press-releases.aspx ).

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