Posts Tagged ‘Ben Goldacre’

Jeni Barnett, Antivaxxer

February 7, 2009

[BPSDB]Jeni Barnett LBC recently broadcast a phone-in on LBC in which she made her own attempt to ressurect the MMR zombie. Ben Goldacre recently posted it in his blog and fisked it. You won’t be able to read it now though because LBC’s lawyers got heavy and threatened him with breach of copyright. They may be technically correct (I am not a lawyer) but I didn’t notice any Jeni Barnett CDs when I was shoppingthis morning so Ben’s posting was not costing them any money. I suspect the real reason was that LBC are not happy with Ben’s criticism of their irresponsible behaviour. (more…)

AIDS, The Evidence And The Vitamin Salesman

September 14, 2008

[BPSDB]The obnoxious Matthias Rath has withdrawn his libel case against Ben Goldacre and the Guardian newspaper. See here. Like many purveyors of quack remedies, he had resorted to Britain’s repressive libel laws to silence justified criticism. In this case it has blown up spectacularly in his face. (more…)

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…)

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…)