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ben goldacre
Doctor, nerd cheerleader, Bad Science person, stats geek, procrastinator. I run at making tools+papers from data ben@badscience.net
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ben goldacre Dec 10
Magnificent work.
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Nick DeVito Dec 10
Wrote this fun little piece on Publication Bias for the with . Hopefully helpful to people who want to learn more about this issue!
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Cosmic Shambles Dec 9
gigs kick off this week. If you’re coming along to remember to bring something for the food bank collection if you can. Most needed items here CC
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ben goldacre Dec 9
This is the 48% in poetic form.
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ben goldacre Dec 9
Noted
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ben goldacre Dec 9
Enjoyable fact from our collaborator on OpenPathology
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Phil Williams Dec 8
Love openprescribing. Best prescribing dashboard ever. Period.
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ben goldacre Dec 8
Replying to @JiveSinger
How does your example conflict with taxing wealth, collected at death, as suggested?
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ben goldacre Dec 8
Replying to @Iva_T
There should be but nobody can be bothered to organise one.
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ben goldacre Dec 8
Replying to @fizzymd
Protecting anyone, and their children, from the consequences of state subsidised asset inflation, is a bad idea. A society where unearned wealth (inherited, or asset inflation) can outgun earned income is an unhealthy society. In any region, at any level of wealth/income.
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ben goldacre Dec 8
No. I'm an apatheist, not an agnostic. I'm confident god doesn't exist, but mostly I'm bored by the whole thing. Religions have to do murder or prejudice to get my attention, and even then, that behaviour is generally more driven by creepy social conservatism / control freakery.
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ben goldacre Dec 8
I'm an apatheist: not very interested in religion either way. But this is an interesting study. It's as if RE teachers imagine they can change religion itself, through their teaching. I wonder if they're right.
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ben goldacre Dec 8
Replying to @fizzymd
1. For fairness of course that dodge should be blocked but I'd need to see the data and distribution to assess if that group alone would provide enough tax revenue to let all but the super rich pay no such tax. Intuitively I really doubt that but answer is in data. 2. "All"!?
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ben goldacre Dec 7
Tax the vast unearned housing wealth of the over-65s, maybe collected at death, to pay for for the unfunded health and social care needs of the over-65s? Much of that £ is government-subsidised asset growth from quantitative easing anyway. So recycle it?
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ben goldacre Dec 7
Anybody cross about this needs to come up with a better plan to manage the chaos created by a no deal Brexit. This is a recurring theme around Brexit: you can't say "I'd do it... better". You have to say how, and what. It has to be realistic, deliverable, and minimise harm.
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ben goldacre Dec 6
Replying to @mwardle @stuartberry1
Clearly we both agree on all that. Separately I think it's hazardous to go anywhere near letting people hear "we can't assess Babylon chatbot (or other) until we've delivered the perfect information architecture for all of medicine". I know that's not your intention.
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ben goldacre Dec 6
Replying to @mwardle @stuartberry1
I want that for a bazillion reasons but you could make a good fist of answering this specific q about Babylon chatbot right now, without waiting for that data resource to exist.
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ben goldacre Dec 6
Chop chop.
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ben goldacre Dec 6
This is a great romp. and sci tech committee is picking some great topics.
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ben goldacre Dec 6
Yellow card reports on software to MHRA, unlike those for medicines, are not disclosed. It's a very unhelpful regulatory gap imho.
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