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Skeptoid fact check part 2

In part 1 of this fact check I examined Brian Dunning’s assertions that DDT did not thin eggshells. Responses from Orac: “Dunning should know better”, Bug Girl: “Dunning clearly got his information second-hand. And it was bad information.”, and Dunning: I think I’ve repeated that Milloy was not one of my sources enough times. I…

Skeptoid fact check part 1

Brian Dunning’s Skeptoid does an excellent job of debunking pseudoscience, so his podcast on DDT is profoundly disappointing. Dunning claims that DDT use did not have a large impact on bird populations, that elitist environmental groups were killing brown children by blocking DDT use and that DDT is effective even if mosquitoes are resistant. None…