Ben Goldacre’s work

24 Apr

Doctor/Journalist Ben Goldacre has done a great job in the UK of promoting rational thinking, through his Guardian Column, web site and book he has written accessibly about ‘dodgy’ science and ‘dodgy’ science reporting.

FRom the point of view of teaching it’s particularly useful that many video recordings of Ben are available around the web. Students seem to find videos a very attractive medium, and hopefully by watching they they are attracted to reading Ben Goldacre’s written work.

I’ve included links below to some of my favourite Ben Goldacre videos

A talk from TED on his attempts to combat Bad Science

NHS video on the Placebo Effect

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