Big Ideas Reading Group

     Saturday, January 11, 4:00 p.m.

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? 

Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies. 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. 

Event date: 
Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
94025-4349 Menlo Park