…from PZ Myers at the AAI Convention: The good news for all the critics of this choice is that Dawkins pulled no punches. In his introduction, he praised Religulous and thanked Maher for his contributions to freethought, but he also very clearly and unambiguously stated that some of his beliefs about medicine were simply crazy. […]
…for Bill Maher to receive the Richard Dawkins Award. It was a huge mistake on the part of the Atheist Alliance International to award it, for the reasons I’ve repeated ad nauseam over the last couple of weeks; so I won’t go there again. What I really want to know is what happened. I can’t […]
And so it begins. Well, it hasn’t really just begun. In fact, it’s been going on a long time. I’m talking about confusing correlation with causation when it comes to vaccines. For example, the “vaccines cause autism” variety of the anti-vaccine movement blatantly confuses the correlation with the beginning of the increase in autism diagnoses […]
This two-part video trashes common antivaccine arguments better than any video I’ve seen in a long time: That’s right. Vaccines educate the immune system, and Generation Rescue is full of…well, you know what it’s full of. Now if only Bill Maher would watch these videos. Let’s make ’em go viral!
…you’ll know why. I got my flu shot today! Yes, it had thimerosal and everything. Give me mercury, baby! And, guess what? When our hospital gets its supply of H1N1 vaccine later this month, I’ll be getting that one, too. Take that, Doug Bremner! Oh, and you too, Bill Maher!