Thursday, 15 April 2010

There may be hope

Despite my somewhat cynical observation that there is a widespread anti-science movement I do see the occasional glimmer of hope. This time it is Simon Singh winning the legal battle that was the result of the farcical libel laws in Britain. The Times reported:
The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) this morning dropped its libel claim against Dr Singh, two weeks after a landmark judgment by the Court of Appeal ruled that the author could use the defence of fair comment. 
More on the history of how the irrational tried to strongarm him for pointing out the unscientific nature of their claims by Ben Goldacre and Orac. Obviously, when you cannot win on the merits there is always the British libel laws. Please support their reform.

Update: We should not forget the response by Steven Novella.

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