Bad Science: The Missing Chapter

Ben Goldacre has posted the chapter he was forced to leave out of earlier editions of Bad Science because of a lawsuit from charlatan Matthias Rath:

Although the publishers make a slightly melodramatic fuss about this in the promo material, it is a very serious story about the dangers of pseudoscience, as I hope you’ll see, and it was also a pretty unpleasant episode, not just for me, but also for the many other people he’s tried to sue, including Medecins Sans Frontieres and more. If you’re ever looking for a warning sign that you’re on the wrong side of an argument, suing Medecins Sans Frontieres is probably a pretty good clue.


  1. #1 clarencegirl
    April 12, 2009

    Read the whole post over at Bad Science and my jaw dropped in sheer disbelief at the antics of Rath.

  2. #2 Jeremy C
    April 13, 2009

    Very interesting stuff. Everyone should read the chapter and buy the book as the Bad Science column in the Guardian is a must read. Good to see that some of Robyn William’s work has rubbed off onto his nephew, Ben…. and vice versa..

  3. #3 Lars Karlsson
    April 19, 2009

    My wife gave me “Bad Science” (the old version) as a birthday present. Highly recommended!