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Antivaccine nonsense Autism Bioethics Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Pseudoscience Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking

Antivaccination crankery on the CBS News website

While I’m back on the topic of vaccines and autism after a long hiatus, thanks to the Atuism Omnibus, don’t know how I missed this article by Sharyl Attkisson, entitled Autism: Why the Debate Rages. I can’t recall the last time I saw so many logical fallacies and doggerel packed into an article on an […]

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Antivaccine nonsense Autism Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery

When cluelessness about clinical research attacks

If you leave aside the problem with the Autism Omnibus trial, which has just entered its second week, that annoys me the most, namely a hypothesis so poorly supported by science and so badly argued by a panoply of nonexperts could make it so far in our legal system and possibly even endanger the Vaccine […]

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Antivaccine nonsense Autism Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery

Robert J. Krakow and David Kirby race each other to the bottom commenting on the Autism Omnibus trial

With the Autism Omnibus trial having finished its first week looking at the first test case of Michelle Cedillo, a very unfortunate girl with multiple medical problems and autism, for whose “vaccine injury” her parents are seeking compensation, it’s not surprising that we’d find some slime bubbling up to the surface. First off, we have […]

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Antivaccine nonsense Evolution Intelligent design/creationism Paranormal Pseudoscience Science Skepticism/critical thinking

More antiscience from an old “friend”

Yesterday, I discussed how pseudoscience–nay, antiscience–may well triumph over science in the Autism Omnibus trial presently going on. One reason that this might happen is because of the primacy of feelings over evidence among the plaintiffs, to whose power even the Special Masters running the trial are not entirely immune. As a fellow human being, […]

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Antivaccine nonsense Autism Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery

Let down by Crooks and Liars

I normally like Crooks and Liars. However, this time around, while blogging about the Autism Omnibus, Nicole let me down. Saying that “I don’t pretend to have any special medical knowledge; so I will link both sides of the thimerosal debate,” she then linked to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s totally dishonest fearmongering piece of crap […]

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