Mighty Cast 44: New Year Madness
New Year Madness
In this episode of The Mighty Cast, we’re going to discuss New Year Madness.
We cover the problems with:
- Resolutions, from Hopeful to Insane
- Detox, and its many incarnations
- Predictions – from 2012 and for 2013
And finally, we share our goals for 2013.
Listen to Mighty Cast 44
Ben Goldacre on Detox
Happy New Year’s!
Enjoy this excellent read on Detox: “Detox:” Nonsense for the Gullible
And pick-up a copy of Bad Science if it’s not in your library!
Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks
by: Ben Goldacre
Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average readers, who aren’t medical doctors or Ph.D.s in biochemistry, tell what they should be paying attention to and what’s, well, just more bullshit?
Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies. He has also taken the media to task for its willingness to throw facts and proof out the window. But he’s not here just to tell you what’s wrong. Goldacre is here to teach you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample sizes, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it. You’re about to feel a whole lot better.