Posted by: kenwbudd | December 24, 2010

Ben Goldacre: Bad Science kills

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Here’s Ben “Bad Science” Goldacre presenting on how non-evidence-based medicine can kill you and thousands of your friends.

Ben’s book, titled Bad Science, is great as well, and it comes highly recommended.

He had to take out a chapter to avoid litigation by Mathias Rath, who travelled to South Africa and widely publicised claims that vitamins can cure AIDS. This fell into line with the South African AIDS denialists.

Ben posted that chapter on his website, and it may be one of the most important things ever written in the area of critical thinking. Lack of responsible treatment for AIDS kills hundreds of thousands of people in Africa alone.

When people like Ben win, lives are saved. The more people who know about him, the better. He’s a true hero of skepticism.

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