Real science is all about critically appraising the evidence for somebody else’s position.

Ben Goldacre

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“Battling Bad Science.” TEDGlobal 2011. Jul. 2011. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Battling Bad Science." TEDGlobal 2011. Jul. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre's 2011 TED Talk about how medical research is often distorted by pharmaceutical corporations and other entities to make false health claims. The quote means that the scientific process is impartial; it requires you to evaluate evidence -- even if it supports a hypothesis you don't agree with -- from a neutral, unbiased perspective. Explains Goldacre in his Talk, "bad science," which has become ubiquitous and is often mistaken for real science, does the exact opposite of this. Watch the full TED Talk here: Ben Goldacre - Battling Bad Science