Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bad Science

An excellent read, with well written descriptions of how ineffective treatments can seem to work, and how smart people can believe that they do. Recently released in the US, so pick one up if you are interested.


  1. I'm ordering the book--thanks for the recommendation.
    For grins though, read the one-star review posted at Ammie. Wow.

  2. That comment is quite a rant, and seems to be doing the exact opposite of what the writer intended.
    I had not finished reading the book when I wrote the original post, but have finished it now. I particularly appreciate the way Goldacre writes about the cognitive mistakes we are all susceptible to, and how that affects our perception of unproven treatments.