Today’s guest author Ben Goldacre looks at bad science.
Coffee both causes and prevents cancer? Shopping makes men impotent? We’ve all seen the headlines that oversimplify health and nutrition issues, and sometimes even mislead. This is a perfect arena to help students flex their critical thinking skills and unpack the good and bad science behind all these claims. In his TED talk, “Battling Bad Science,” doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre explores some of the ways that evidence can be distorted and studies can be manipulated.