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…

Index of articles by Prof. Dorit Rubinstein Reiss

Dorit Rubinstein Reiss – Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law (San Francisco, CA) – is a frequent contributor to this and many other blogs, providing in-depth, and intellectually stimulating, articles about vaccines (generally, but sometimes moving to other areas of medicine), social policy and the law. Her…

Gardasil safety and efficacy – debunking the HPV vaccine myths

This is the 2nd out of 13 most popular articles on Skeptical Raptor for the 2016 Year in Review. It’s all about debunking the Gardasil safety and efficacy myths. Recently, I read an article published in Pediatrics that described how educating either teenagers or their parents about HPV vaccinations had little effect on the…