Thursday, 30 July 2009

Bad Science - read if you can

Not much stitching going on due to school holidays, but lots of reading being done by everyone. I've just started reading " Bad Science" by Ben Goldacre, which is excellent.
As a scientist, I am constantly frustrated at the lack of understanding about good scientific method and how the media manipulates the lack of understanding about relative risk.
Similarly, I am disappointed at how gullible many people are about miracle cures and superfoods. This book is a great starting point if you are beginning to question some of what you are reading or hearing in the media about science and how it affects our world.

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