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Antivaccine nonsense Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Religion

From one skeptic to the 2009 recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award: Stop being an anti-vaccine loon

Well, here’s something refreshing. In fact, it’s so refreshing that I just had to link to it. Michael Shermer, renowned skeptic and the publisher of Skeptic, has decided to school the Atheist Alliance International 2009 recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award, anti-vaccine kook Bill Maher, over the nonsense about alternative medicine, vaccines, and conspiracy theories […]

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Antivaccine nonsense Autism Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Skepticism/critical thinking

When you dismiss every scientific study, you open the door to believing anything

I’m back. If there’s one thing I’ve noticed in the nearly five years that I’ve been doing this blog thing, it’s that getting started again after taking even a few days off is hard. There’s a bit of paralysis that sets in. I get used to not having to think about what I want to […]

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Antivaccine nonsense Autism Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine

Pertussis returns in states with lax vaccination laws

As I mentioned on Friday, I’m in Chicago right now attending the American College of Surgeons annual meeting, where I was until last evening. Unfortunately, I got back too late and was too tired to lay down some fresh Insolence, Respectful or otherwise. Fear not, though. I’ll get to it. In the meantime, here’s a […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery

Homeopathy deconstructed in the FASEB Journal

As I mentioned on Friday, over the last few days I was in Chicago attending the American College of Surgeons annual meeting. At least, that’s where I was until last evening. Unfortunately, I got back home too late and was thus too tired to lay down some fresh Insolence, Respectful or otherwise, for your edification […]

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Biology Evolution Intelligent design/creationism Medicine Science Skepticism/critical thinking

The Trouble with Deepak Chopra, Part 3: More Choprawoo

As I mentioned on Friday, I’m in Chicago right now attending the American College of Surgeons annual meeting, where I’ll be until Wednesday afternoon, and may not be able to post anything new before Thursday afternoon or Friday. If there are any of my readers who happen to be surgeons attending the meeting, drop me […]