Bad Science by Ben Goldacre audiobook

Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks

By Ben Goldacre
Read by Jonathan Cowley

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Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average readers, who aren't medical doctors or Ph.D.s in biochemistry, tell what they should be paying attention to and what's, well, just more bullshit? Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies. He has also taken the media to task for its willingness to throw facts and proof out the window. But he's not here just to tell you what's wrong. Goldacre is here to teach you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample sizes, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it. You're about to feel a whole lot better.

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Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average readers, who aren't medical doctors or Ph.D.s in biochemistry, tell what they should be paying attention to and what's, well, just more bullshit? Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies. He has also taken the media to task for its willingness to throw facts and proof out the window. But he's not here just to tell you what's wrong. Goldacre is here to teach you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample sizes, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it. You're about to feel a whole lot better.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Great fun for science and statistics geeks, this is challenging in the best sense of the word. Library Journal
“Great fun for science and statistics geeks, this is challenging in the best sense of the word.” Library Journal
“One of the best books I’ve ever read. It completely changed the way I saw the world. And I actually mean it.” Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist
“Narrator Jonathan Cowley’s British accent and ironic twist to his voice is perfectly suited to Dr. Goldacre’s Bad Medicine. One can easily picture him in a book-lined office going through his pile of notes or making a speech to appreciative crowds wearing a lab coat.” Sound Commentary Audio Review

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Author

Author Bio: Ben Goldacre

Author Bio: Ben Goldacre

Ben Goldacre is a doctor and science writer who has written the “Bad Science” column in the Guardian since 2003. He lives in London.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 8.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English