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Ben Goldacre Talks About Misleading Scientific Facts
Author and physician Ben Goldacre talks about misleading facts relating to science. Individuals', corporations' and the media's ignorance to accurate scientific facts makes for a questionable distribution of information. Science is the complex subject behind a multitude of drug trials, court cases and events in society. Ben Goldacre states that science is about disproving hypotheses and proving ideas. He discusses a few specific examples in which expert opinion is proven to be wrong and inaccurate. Goldacre references scenarios of incorrect science in product ads, medical journals and media programming. Basic scientific principles are often mislead and incorrectly represented by media outlets. Due to a lack of understanding, people often second guess self-proclaimed experts failing to look into facts they do not understand.