Thursday, January 28, 2010

Andrew Wakefield Censured by GMC

The UK's General Medical Council finds that Andrew Wakefield failed to act in interests of children and a whole raft of other things.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Why you should be reading Dubito Ergo Sum

Because he takes apart Mike Adams uninformed screed against skeptics piece by piece in This is the worst Ranger since Turbo.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Why I Like Ben Goldacre

OK, one of the reasons: He publishes things like this skewering of Tom Brooks' analysis of prehistoric sites by Matt Parker.

The money quote:
It is extremely important to look at how much data people are using to support an argument. For example, the case for global warming covers vast amounts of comprehensive evidence, but it is still possible for people to search through the data and find a few isolated examples that appear to show otherwise.


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Stephen Baldwin is a Wackjob

This link gets its own post because Stephen Baldwin is just that much of a wackjob.

Behold: Let's play the unlikely martyrdom scenario game!

From The Onion AV Club

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Homologous Links

The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry presents a collection of essays by and about Carl Sagan.

From the "well, duh" department: A report on the lack of a link between gastrointestinal disorders and autism from the journal Pediatrics. Highlights can be found in this issue of the Consumer Health Digest.

See below for more awesome blog posts:

Science-Based Medicine - A victory for science-based medicine

Respectful Insolence - The price exacted by the anti-vaccine movement

Neurologica - Chelation Fraud