[ASC-list] September 22-25: An evening with Dr Ben Goldacre in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney. 10% discount for ASCers.

Kali Madden office at asc.asn.au
Wed Sep 14 01:00:33 UTC 2016

Dear ASCers,

Fabulous opportunity to spend an evening with Dr Ben Goldacre for those in
Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney or surrounds.

Reminder that ASCers receive a 10% discount to attend one of the Dr Ben
Goldacre events being held in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney this month as
per the past two member newsletters.

Details again are:

An evening with Dr Ben Goldacre
*10% discount* available for ASC members - use the code 'ASC'*

*September 22-25 in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney*

A graduate of Oxford University, a licensed physician, and eminent
researcher and academic, Dr Ben Goldacre describes ‘bad science’ simply as
“…when people make claims which they assert are scientific, but when you
look at the evidence, it doesn’t support the claims that they’ve made.”
Helming this dissemination of factoids, Goldacre says, is sensationalistic
mainstream media, crooked corporations, and some individualistic,
less-than-reliable ‘researchers’.

Though he has enjoyed a well-endowed career as a physician, researcher and
academic, this has not safeguarded any of these occupations from coming
under Goldacre’s scrutiny. Blending comedy and criticism, Goldacre wrote
the heralded ‘Bad Science’ weekly column for The Guardian between 2003 and
2011, during which he published his award-winning bestseller Bad Science in
2008, targeting peddlers of alternative medicine with no credible
scientific backings. His follow-up book placed the same counterfeits of the
corporate world into Goldacre’s crosshairs, with Bad Pharma: How Drug
Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients (2012). His work has not only
been acclaimed by critics, but by fellow researchers and academics for his
approach to endowing the public with skills in rational thinking.

Think Inc. – the folks behind the Australian tours of Dr Neil deGrasse
Tyson, Sam Harris & Maajid Nawaz, The ‘Amazing’ James Randi, Dr Brian
Greene, Steve Wozniak, Dr Cornel West, Dr Michio Kaku, and Edward Snowden –
are proud to set September 2016 to help audiences upgrade their bullsh*t
meters with Dr Ben Goldacre.


*Discount does not apply to 'meet and greet' tickets



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*Kali Madden*
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