Battling Bad Science
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Ben Goldacre unpicks the way scientific evidence is distorted.
How do we know whether something is good or bad for us? How far should we trust authority when it comes to science?
In this clip from TED 2011, doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre takes the audience on a whistlestop tour through situations where the media, professionals and the pharmaceutical industry have distorted the results of scientific papers.
Referring to what he calls ‘bad science’, Ben suggests we critically appraise scientific evidence and argues the need for proper evidence to make proper decisions.