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How pseudoscience makes its case. Part 3.


            This is part of my ongoing discussion on how quacks use pseudoscience to push their myths and potions on the world.  Part 1 discussed the scientific method, which allows us to objectively analyze the natural world.  Part 2 discussed the… Read More »How pseudoscience makes its case. Part 3.


Legal thuggery, antivaccine edition, part 3: Andrew Wakefield rallying the troops : Respectful Insolence


            Legal thuggery, antivaccine edition, part 3: Andrew Wakefield rallying the troops : Respectful Insolence. The arrogant, narcissistic Andrew Wakefield is going to bring  a lawsuit against Brian Deer, the dogged Times of London reporter who not only uncovered that the… Read More »Legal thuggery, antivaccine edition, part 3: Andrew Wakefield rallying the troops : Respectful Insolence


How pseudoscience makes its case. Part 2.


            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.


Paper refuting HIV–AIDS link secures publication : Nature News & Comment


            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


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