Sunday, September 27, 2009

Homologous Links

I didn't think Religulous added anything substantial to the overall discussion about religion. I also thought it was a crappy movie. So, to hear that the Atheist Alliance International gave Bill Mahar the Richard Dawkins Award annoys me. Then I find out that the award is usually given to someone who “advocates increased scientific knowledge” and I'm actually pissed off. Dr. Gorski's article from Science Based Medicine does a better job of laying out the arguments than I can. Check it out.

Another column worth checking out regularly is Amelie Gilette's The Hater. This time she's skewering ads for Blessed Oil. These ads have been banned in the UK because they could "discourage seriously ill people from getting medical treatment". Go, UK!

Monday, September 21, 2009

DIY Skepticism - Dragon*Con Style

I'm still processing how awesome Dragon*Con 2009 was. I was in the audience for a panel called "How To Combat Woo" which featured Jeff Wagg, D. J. Grothe, Phil Plait, Maria Walters, and Naomi Baker. It was awesome. Check out this writeup by Laurie T. of Rational Moms.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Homologous Links

Rolando G. Arafiles, Jr., M.D is a jerkhole. He has brought criminal charges against two nurses who blew the whistle on him for selling herbal treatments to his patients. This move has pissed off the American Nurses Association and the Texas Nurses Association along with the Texas Medical Board. Dr. Arafiles has been disciplined by the Texas board before. Just sayin'.

Happy 3rd blogiversary to The Action Skeptics! They presented the first-ever skeptical-thinking panel at GenCon this year. That is officially awesome.

Please read this kickass post from Rational Moms about the H1N1 vaccine. It's full of excellent resources and information.

Andrew Wakefield sucks. I Speak of Dreams posts an exhaustive index of articles by Michael Fitzpatrick that gives a nice timeline of the enormity of the suckitude.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Quick Update

Dragon*Con was great. I'll post some details about it soon. I got to meet some really cool people I only knew online before. One of those people is the lovely and talented Bing McGhandi. Check out this post from his blog where he takes a Borlaug hater to school.

Go, Bing!