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Autism rates have tripled — it’s still not caused by vaccines


          A recent peer-reviewed paper that autism rates have tripled, and you just know some people will blame vaccines. But this paper doesn’t link autism to vaccines, it just says that the rates have tripled in the New Jersey and New… Read More »Autism rates have tripled — it’s still not caused by vaccines


How pseudoscience makes its case. Part 1.


          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.


Who are you going to believe about vaccines


          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


Welcome to my world


          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