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Duesberg Strikes a blow for HIV/AIDS denialism : denialism blog


            Duesberg Strikes a blow for HIV/AIDS denialism : denialism blog. Laymen summary:  Duesberg has no clue.  None. I spend a lot of time criticizing the vaccine denialists who have taken a fraudulent study, Andrew Wakefield’s Lancet publication claiming a link… Read More »Duesberg Strikes a blow for HIV/AIDS denialism : denialism blog


Vaccines–once more with emphasis


            As I’ve discussed previously, I find the anti-vaccine movement, linking cases of autism to pediatric vaccinations, to be based on pseudoscientific principles.  There are several individuals that have pushed this quackery, but one of the more visible is Jenny McCarthy,… Read More »Vaccines–once more with emphasis


Grand Canyon-Area Uranium Mines to Be Blocked for 20 Years – NYTimes.com


            Grand Canyon-Area Uranium Mines to Be Blocked for 20 Years – NYTimes.com. The Grand Canyon, along with Yellowstone and Yosemite, are America’s natural wonders, and should be protected.  Mining is so brutal to the scenery and uranium contamination so toxic,… Read More »Grand Canyon-Area Uranium Mines to Be Blocked for 20 Years – NYTimes.com


Seth Mnookin: The Autism Vaccine Controversy and the Need for Responsible Science Journalism


            Seth Mnookin: The Autism Vaccine Controversy and the Need for Responsible Science Journalism. The Huffington Post is not known for it’s pro-science editorial content, but I do appreciate that Mnookin writes there.  The irony is kind of dripping that the… Read More »Seth Mnookin: The Autism Vaccine Controversy and the Need for Responsible Science Journalism


Chiropractic: Concussion Craziness – Skeptical Health : Skeptical Health


            Chiropractic: Concussion Craziness – Skeptical Health : Skeptical Health. Let me summarize what the article says: A concussion is serious, which usually, and I repeat usually, resolves itself. A real doctor (a DO or MD who actually has a degree… Read More »Chiropractic: Concussion Craziness – Skeptical Health : Skeptical Health


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