Its not news that I like vampire fiction. Grew up with Lestat, eh, its my fluff hobby.
One of my favorite vampires is Andre, from the Sookie Stackhouse mysteries. Dunno why– hes not in the books a lot, but there was something about him that caught my fancy. (spoilers ahead) I got (and still am) real mad at Sookie for getting him killed. See, Andre did something particularly vampirish in the service of his Queen (his maker and love for eternity). This pissed Sookie off. Why, I dont know. The few things we know about Andre is that he is a VAMPIRE and he will do ANYTHING for his queen. Thats what he DOES. Thats his THING. Why anyone would be shocked at his behavior is beyond me.
But Sookie got him killed, so, there you go.
Chris is acting the same way he always acts. How can this be shocking?
May 6, 2009: Some outspoken scientists may have actually increased the polarization on this issue. For example, calling those against vaccines “scientifically illiterate”–or, as CDC vaccine expert Stephen Cochi reportedly put it to one journalist, “junk scientists and charlatans”–may just lead to a further circling of the wagons.
Now, at the time I thought this was real goddamned funny cause Orac says stuff a LOT worse than the guy from the CDC that Mooneytits threw under the bus.
I thought it was especially funny cause ORAC is quoted favorably in the same goddamned article:
… I think it’s definitely a response to the science, which has consistently shown no correlation,” says David Gorski, a cancer surgeon funded by the National Institutes of Health who in his spare time blogs at Respectful Insolence, a top medical blog known for its provaccine stance….
… “I don’t think they woke up that this was a serious problem until maybe 2008,” David Gorski says about the growing antivaccine sentiment. George Washington University’s Hotez notes that “the office of the surgeon general, the secretary of Health and Human Services, and the head of the CDC have not been very vocal on this issue.”…
And, Orac pointed people to the article from his blog:
I will, however, refer you to some good reading on the topic. Chris Mooney has written an excellent article for Discover entitled Why Does the Vaccine/Autism Controversy Live On? You might even recognize one or more of the people he interviewed.
Well, Orac was ‘under the weather’ at the time. Maybe he didnt read the ‘excellent’ article before he plugged it.
My superpower is, I can predict what Creationists are going to do before they do it. I wonder if that power extends to people like Mooneytits:
My conclusion was obvious, if Mooneytits would do that to PZ, he would do it to any of us.