Britain envy

There’s nothing in US journalism anything like Ben Goldacre’s Bad Science columns for the Guardian.  Check them out.  The point of the column is to tear into bad science and especially bad science reporting.  He writes with humor (or is it humour?) and attitude.  He’s not afraid to get a bit technical (although with great clarity, I think) when the situation calls for it.

In a way, he has nothing to complain about: he lives in a country with both the Guardian and the Economist, which have much better science reporting than anything we’ve got here.

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Ted Bunn

I am chair of the physics department at the University of Richmond. In addition to teaching a variety of undergraduate physics courses, I work on a variety of research projects in cosmology, the study of the origin, structure, and evolution of the Universe. University of Richmond undergraduates are involved in all aspects of this research. If you want to know more about my research, ask me!