Monday, March 28, 2011

Who's (still) afraid of MMR?

With the fallout from the MMR scare still with us, this programme on BBC Radio 4 is a timely reminder of the issues. “Science betrayed” indeed, but by whom? The full story is societal as much as it is biomedical. Anyway, listen while you still can.


JimmyGiro said...

Tell us Phil, when you contribute an article in a science journal, are you invited to write on a subject matter decided by the journal, or are you free to advance your ideas?

Philip Ball said...

Both, or rather, either - sometimes I'll be commissioned to write on a particular topic, and sometimes I'll have pitched the idea myself.

JimmyGiro said...

Do they pay the same?

Philip Ball said...

That depends on the journal, not on how the piece came about.

JimmyGiro said...

Was Wakefield wrong, to accept monies from pressure groups, to proceed with his research?

dalcaino said...

Hi Philip
Sorry to get you via this way, but the contact form on your website is not working properly (tried several browers and cpus). What is the best way to write you? I'm interested in asking a question about music cognition.
Many thanks

Billy Phillips said...

Hi Philip,

I met with you 6-7 years ago at G. Ritchie's house in London. Would like to talk to you about a novel and screenplay i am writing. Please email contact into to your contact link on your webiste is not working.


billy phillips
beverly hills,ca