More than 60 children saved from abuse – small update

August 7th, 2010 by Ben Goldacre Tags:
in bad science, government reports, media, numerical context, politics | 33 Comments »

Ben Goldacre, The Guardian, Saturday 7 August 2010

According to the Home Office this week, Sarah’s law – where any parent can find out if any adult in contact with their child has a record of violent or sexual crimes – has “already protected more than 60 children from abuse during its pilot“. This fact was widely reported and was the headline finding. As the Sun said: “More than 60 sickening offences were halted by Sarah’s Law during its trial”. Read the rest of this entry »

Trading ideas in a toilet

February 18th, 2009 by Ben Goldacre in onanism, podcast | 46 Comments »

I met the lovely Conrad Quilty-Harper (true) in a toilet recently. He made a video of our encounter and posted it on the internet. I’ve embedded this below for your amusement and edification: I hope you find it stimulating.


Ben Goldacre of Bad Science talks about Sensationalised Science Reporting from Conrad on Vimeo.

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… Audio and Video

February 25th, 2007 by Ben Goldacre in | No Comments »

There are various bits of audio and video about on the site, for example this in a toilet:


Ben Goldacre of Bad Science talks about Sensationalised Science Reporting from Conrad on Vimeo.

lots of radio shows here:

www.badscience.net/category/podcast/

especially my radio documentary mini-series on diet quacks:

www.badscience.net/2008/03/radio-4-history-of-food-gurus/

and the placebo effect:

www.badscience.net/2008/08/my-placebo-programme-on-bbc-radio-4/

an mp3 of a lecture here:

www.badscience.net/?cat=71

a video of a debate here:

www.badscience.net/?p=339

a bit of tv there:

www.badscience.net/?p=358

and lots more bits of radio and tv scattered about in this category heading:

www.badscience.net/category/podcast/

and this:

www.badscience.net/category/onanism/