Friday, March 5, 2010

Why I Continue to Like Ben Goldacre

Read When is it okay to ignore people you don’t trust?

Her's my favorite bit:

First they found all the papers ever published on smoking and alzheimers, using an explicit search strategy which they describe properly in the paper – because they’re scientists, not homeopaths – to make sure that they found all of the evidence, rather than just the studies they already knew about, or the ones which flattered their preconceptions.

Because that's how science works.

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