Mar. 19th, 2010

selene_13: (Bibliophile)
How not to do PR (or not get caught lying!) and why you shouldn't believe everything you read in the press, via Badscience: http://www.badscience.net/2010/03/rentokil/ (*)
That shit is hilarious.

I know it's been out a while, but I loved the Bad Science book (very much related to my profession of academic publishing in medical science), and would recommend it to anyone. Learning to understand the press and when to step back from it (the MMR scare and fish oil "trial" being wonderful examples of this), and understanding the true nature of homeopathy, as well as the horror of how AIDS is handled in South Africa are some of the topics tackled in the book, and it left a big impression on me. I can only commend Ben Goldacre for trying to get the truth out. And I do believe that's all he wants to do.

Read the book/blog and make up your own mind (and learn if you're getting scammed by "medical doctors"). I doubt you'll be sorry.

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