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ben goldacre
Doctor, nerd cheerleader, Bad Science person, stats geek, procrastinator. Currently an academic at CEBM in Oxford ben@badscience.net
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Assembly Hall 13h
The best selling author of Bad Science and "nerd evangelist" joins us live this July to cut through the nonsense of science myths. Book your tickets now from>>>
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ben goldacre 18h
This is the man that UKIP and xenophobic brexitters voted for. Children, needlessly snatched from their parents, imprisoned alone and in tears. No chance to go back. These are the gammon who walk among us. Who demand to be treated with respect and kid gloves.
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ben goldacre Jun 21
Lots of police very suddenly around Dover St W1, rumour on street is some Russian chaps been poisoned in a restaurant. I report this casually and irresponsibly not as news but as gossip and rumour. Either way I'm off.
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Tom Loosemore Jun 21
Proper good to mull and plot with Tried to give him a copy of the book, but he'd bought one already.
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ben goldacre Jun 21
Don't want to start a stampede but right now the barriers are down and you can poo for free at Marylebone station.
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ben goldacre Jun 20
is a good stab at this
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ben goldacre Jun 20
bad luck chief. in my head I've often written the piece you've just sadly published, thinking about how i'll play it when funders finally asphyxiate our , , So many wld like us all to disappear.
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Gary Schwitzer Jun 20
The end of is in sight. We will not go gentle into that good night, but will rage against the dying light.
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ben goldacre Jun 20
HealthNewsReview have been unable to find funding and will shut up shop shortly. When I look at how much health funding is spent on repetitive, self serving, uninformative cookie-cutter research, I feel sad. Funders need to do better.
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ben goldacre Jun 20
What register do researchers conducting RCTs in education plan to use? If anyone would like us to produce a new one for them, happy to discuss
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Jon Brassey Jun 20
talking about SEO work. Note the wording in the title "An overdue trial....", brilliant work
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ben goldacre Jun 20
...Diverse teams with diverse skills would help maximise their impact, we can all learn from those with different skills to our own
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ben goldacre Jun 20
Great that NIHR takes dissemination srsly and funds with its 14 staff producing 3 blogs a week and various other outputs. But I really do wish they'd employ experienced editors, science writers, among their eminent technical staff...
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Trisha Greenhalgh #FBPE Jun 20
Dear America London is with you. Protest: 30th June, 4 pm London time (11 am EST), US Embassy, London Sign up here. Please RT
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BMC Medical Evidence Jun 19
'Why clinical trial outcomes fail to translate into benefits for patients' paper in just mentioned at can be found here:
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ben goldacre Jun 19
sure but prevention of occasional events is hard to detect. i'm very permissive, if ppl think it works let them use it, i think this about homeopathy. our job to communicate / generate / critique evidence, restricting supply is usually silly.
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ben goldacre Jun 19
Replying to @EdiomLLC
..the everyday requirement to provide evidence for health claims? I feel like we see this all the time now, with apps, with fanciful AI tools, with colourful claims about blockchain for storing patient records (srsly). just because it's code, still need evidence.
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ben goldacre Jun 19
Replying to @EdiomLLC
..more peculiar was this: when asked about systematic testing, or whether this one episode was a lucky outcome for the black box, the presenter said it's not an academic project, it's more a tool. Where did this idea come from that software is exempted from...
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ben goldacre Jun 19
odd presentation at from : automating systematic reviews with... a black box, no disclosed methods, and a presentation about one time the black box gave a similar answer to a manual literature review. BUT...
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ben goldacre Jun 11
I wrote this about Doug Altman, who was very mighty, and died last Sunday.
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