I meant to provide this update last week, but Things got in the way.
Anyway, I blogged before about the libel case involving a writer, Simon Singh, in the Guardian newspaper and the British Chiropractic Assoiciation (BCA). The BCA had sued Singh for writing that there was “not a jot of evidence” to support their claim that chiropractic could help with a whole range of conditions including asthma and colic.
The end of last week, the justices gave their verdict. The judgment can be most concisely summarized by quoting one line:
“Scientific controversies must be settled by the methods of science rather than by the methods of litigation.”
In short, Singh won his case. A more complete retelling can be found at the Jack of Kent blog, which is highly recommended.