Pseudoscience and science – alternative medicine is bullshit

Editor's note: This article combines elements of several articles about pseudoscience published in 2012 and 2013. It's been revised to include some newer information and split into several parts to improve readability. See Part 1 here. This is part 2 of the Pseudoscience and science series. Pseudoscience and science – the former…

The long history of the antivaccination movement–plus their theme song

[caption id="attachment_1490" align="alignright" width="217"] The rousing anti-vaccination hymn.[/caption] This week was a bit depressing to be pro science (and by association, pro-vaccine). As I discussed, Katie Couric employed the full false balance fallacy to the extreme to try to "prove" that the Gardasil vaccine was somehow dangerous, based on the…