Bad Science

I followed Ben Goldacre on twitter for a while after enjoying his excellent Guardian columns, but his swearing got on my nerves. So I wasn’t too sure about this book. In summary it was great. Debunking the media representation of science and pointing out just why science is badly represented in newspapers. Most fascinating was the insight into how health quacks have such a hold on society, and there probably isn’t anything we can do about it. Ben talks about his heros liberally in the book and I’m adding him to my list. Essential reading for anyone who thinks that our health service should pay for things like homeopathy.