Recently, I discussed how science works. It’s not a belief. It’s not a random set of rules. It is a rational and logical process to determine cause and effect in the natural world. Pseudoscience, by its very nature, ignores the… Read More »How pseudoscience makes its case. Part 2.
Lifetime lover of science, especially biomedical research. Spent years in academics, business development, research, and traveling the world shilling for Big Pharma. I love sports, mostly college basketball and football, hockey, and baseball. I enjoy great food and intelligent conversation. And a delicious morning coffee!
Paper refuting HIV–AIDS link secures publication : Nature News & Comment. My commentary: Peter Duesberg is an AIDS denialist. I don’t mind scientists that try to press for a new theory. It happens more often than one would think, but… Read More »Paper refuting HIV–AIDS link secures publication : Nature News & Comment
I decided to write a three-part article here that partially describes how they make their case, not necessarily why humans accept it so easily. I’m not a psychiatrist, and I certainly don’t play one on TV. I thought we should… Read More »How pseudoscience makes its case. Part 1.
In one corner, we have Jenny McCarthy, former Playboy Playmate of the Year, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, and pseudoscience with an extra dose of quackery. In the other corner, we have the Centers for Disease Control, the Institute of Medicine for… Read More »Who are you going to believe about vaccines
Listen Up, Baby: Whooping Cough Cases On The Rise Among NYC Infants, Say Health Officials | New York Daily News
Listen Up, Baby: Whooping Cough Cases On The Rise Among NYC Infants, Say Health Officials | New York Daily News. This is a consequence of the drop in vaccination rates for whooping cough. this is a preventable disease. But it… Read More »Listen Up, Baby: Whooping Cough Cases On The Rise Among NYC Infants, Say Health Officials | New York Daily News
F.D.A. Restricts Use of Antibiotics in Livestock – NYTimes.com. Wise move on the part of the FDA.
Et tu, Linnaeus? | Conservation Magazine. I actually decided against one graduate school to study mammalogy, because there was a requirement for studying Latin. That was not going to happen.
Failed herpes vaccine puzzles virologists : Nature News & Comment. Bad news, but there appears to be a few other vaccines in early testing. As an aside, whenever I read from the anti-vaccination crowd how vaccines aren’t tested, note that… Read More »Failed herpes vaccine puzzles virologists
A Skeptical Raptor’s native environment is the jungles of the internet, where junk science, pseudoscience, myths, logical fallacies, and outright lies survive unchecked. The Raptor has evolved over several million years to hunt down these anti-science prey, scaring them away… Read More »Welcome to my world