These stories do nothing to promote science. They sell products and pay money, misrepresent the notion of doing research, and sell the idea that scientists are irrelevant boffins.
Could it be that Ben Goldacre really is that naive? I rejoiced on the day ex-Dr. Gillian McKeith became plain old Gillian McKeith aka ‘The Awful Poo Lady’. This was in no small measure …
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