MMR vaccine and autism – more high quality evidence that they are unrelated

I have been unwavering on this one point – there is no link between the MMR vaccine and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They are simply unrelated, based on high quality evidence published in respected peer-reviewed journals across the world. To dispute this conclusion, using only low quality evidence published in predatory and…

Alternative facts – skeptics have been dealing with this for years

Alternative facts, what most of us would call outright lies or misinformation, are the new standard of truthfulness coming out of the Donald Trump administration. It started when Kellyanne Conway, one of the numerous Trump talking heads who think Americans are stupid, said, "You're saying it's a falsehood. And they're giving ... alternative…

Vaxxed – a guide to Andrew Wakefield’s fraudulent film

This is the 7th out of 13 most popular articles on Skeptical Raptor for the 2016 Year in Review. It's all about the fraudumentary, Vaxxed. This week, the Tribeca Film Festival, a New York City based film festival that focuses on independent films and documentaries, is highlighting one documentary, Mr. Andy Wakefield's fraudulent anti-vaccination…
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