Ben Goldacre





Ben Goldacre

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Ben Goldacre is a British science writer and psychiatrist, born in 1974. He is the author of The Guardian newspaper's weekly Bad Science column and a book of the same title, published by Fourth Estate in September 2008.
Goldacre is the son of Michael Goldacre, professor of public health at the University of Oxford, the nephew of science journalist Robyn Williams, and the great-great-grandson of Sir Henry Parkes.


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There are some big problems in medicine, and the public are right to be concerned about our shortcomings. Last week we found out that the Chief Medical Officer has written to the Academy of Medical Sciences, asking for an authoritative review into problems in the evidence we use to choose treatments, focusing especially on concerns […]
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“You cannot reason people out of a position that they did not reason themselves into.”
Ben Goldacre, Bad Science

“You are a placebo responder. Your body plays tricks on your mind. You cannot be trusted.”
Ben Goldacre, Bad Science

“These corporations run our culture, and they riddle it with bullshit.”
Ben Goldacre, Bad Science



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