Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bad Science (part 2)

I just finished reading Ben Goldacre's book, Bad Science, and I highly recommend it. About a month ago, I posted about Dr. Goldacre, a British psychiatrist, and included his excellent, humorous video on the placebo effect. I liked it so much that I bought his book. He has an amazing ability to explain epidemiologic concepts and critical analysis to the general public. The book gives many interesting examples of problems with scientific papers and the problems with how the media translates them (often incorrectly).

Here's another video of him addressing a non-medical audience on evidence-based medicine. If only I could be this entertaining when I lecture!

Ben Goldacre Talks Bad Science from PopTech on Vimeo.

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