2 or so years have passed since I’ve read Ben Goldacre’s Bad Science, which reached nr. 1 in the non-fictive charts and was translated into 25 languages. And yesterday I had the chance to listen to Ben giving a short talk at the Philosophy Now 2012 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity held at Conway Hall, London, where he also presented his new book Bad Pharma.
Bad Science is a highly entertaining book about the misuse of science by quacks, journalists and big pharmaceutical companies and it might well change the way you look at drug companies, researchers and journalists.
Check out Ben Goldacres blog
About the Awards for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity read Philosophy Now Editor Rick Lewis’s description of the award’s purpose in this article in The Telegraph: ‘The world’s biggest problem is stupidity’.