Against Nature – Channel 4 tonight

March 8th, 2007 by Ben Goldacre in bad science, climate change | 130 Comments »

So as I’m sure most of you know, tonight there is a documentary about how we don’t need to worry about global warming.

Whatever your feelings about climate change, there are good reasons to to have serious concerns about the film:
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Free Tickets – Radio 4 medical comedy recording, feat. me, Phil Hammond, Arthur Smith, Sarah Jarvis et al

March 7th, 2007 by Ben Goldacre in bad science, onanism | 10 Comments »

If you don’t make it the recording quality will at least be better than this, although it’s only a pilot, I think, so it may never go out…


Medicine Balls…. is new Radio 4 comedy hosted by Dr Phil Hammond, in which we guarantee to answer all your health questions; like “Do homeopaths accept homeopathic payment?” and “Would the NHS improve if we put Duct tape over Patricia Hewitt’s mouth?” The guests are comedian, writer and NHS survivor Arthur Smith, junior doctor and award winning author of the Guardian’s Bad Science column Ben Goldacre and the world’s second sexiest ginger GP cum media doctor Sarah Jarvis. Music is by Dr Adam Kay. The recording is at the Drill Hall in London on March 20th and tickets are free on 0870 9011227 or

Jesus Camp Footage

March 3rd, 2007 by Ben Goldacre in bad science, religion | 134 Comments »

I find creationism in the UK pretty peripheral and irrelevant, but this film is off the scale. These clips are from the jaw-dropping Jesus Camp, the full feature length film is truly unbelievable. I have never been so wide-eyed in my life. It also stars evangelical preacher Ted Haggard before the, er, gay sex & meth thing.

Scary Potatoes

March 3rd, 2007 by Ben Goldacre in bad science, gm | 96 Comments »

Ben Goldacre
Saturday March 3, 2007
The Guardian

In 1998 Arpad Pusztai claimed on national television and in the media that GM potatoes stunted rats’ growth and damaged their immune system. When the research was finally published, over a year later, it turned out to be significantly flawed.

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Holy Catfish

March 1st, 2007 by Ben Goldacre in bad science, gillian mckeith | 22 Comments »

Ah, from the image challenge.

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