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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Here’s a strange thing, a seedy curio rather than a massive scandal, butI’d be interested to know what you make of it. This week lotsof academics all received the same unsolicited marketing email from a large well known research company called Cyagen, who make transgenic mice, stem cells, and so on. The email was headed […]
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Bad Science

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Bad Pharma: How Drug Compan...

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I Think You'll Find it's a ...

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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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