Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Law Has No Place in Scientific Disputes

free debateSimon Singh has decided to appeal the illiberal ruling of Justice Eady, in the nonsensical libel case brought by the British Chiropractic Association, over his use of the word 'bogus'.

David Colquhoun's blog DC Science and Andy Lewis' Quackometer are leading the charge, along with science charity Sense About Science, who have launched the "Keep Libel Laws Out of Science" campaign. Click here to get the SaS button for your website.

Simon's Facebook page is here and Simon writes in his own words here. Jack of Kent has been following this story in full here.

Anyone in the midlands area free on Mon 8th June 2009, should make their way to the The Chequers Inn in Oxford, where Simon is the guest speaker at Skeptics in the Pub (Oxford)

I'll see you there!

BPSDB

3 comments:

  1. Is that Monday 8th June?

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  2. NO.

    Well, maybe....

    Cheers - now fixed

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  3. Sense About Science seem more like a political lobby group than a charitable trust to me.

    Don't get me wrong it's awesome to show public support for Singh but are you sure you want to promote what seems to be a dubious organisation?

    Just a heads up - go read up on them and decide for yourself, I'm not convinced either way.

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