Simon Singh: principled and brave

Simon Singh, the science writer who had the temerity to say that chiropractic treatment for ear infection was “bogus”, and who was found guilty by a British court of libel, has decided to appeal the decision. That takes real guts — libel law over there really stacks the deck in favor of frivolous complaints of libel — but if he wins it could help enable future open criticisms of quackery.