Respectful Insolence

Archives for September 28, 2006

Dr. House on vaccinations

If you think I’m hardcore when it comes to my disgust at antivaccination advocates like Dawn Winkler, you should check out House, M.D.: [House walks away. Cut to the clinic and House is in an exam room with a young mother and her baby.] Young Mother: No formula, just mommy’s healthy natural breast milk. House:…

The “pharma shill” gambit

It was a late night in the O.R. last night; so I didn’t get to spend my usual quality blogging time. However, it occurred to me. In honor of being called a “pharma moron” on Whale.to, coupled with all the antivaccination lunacy that’s been infesting the comments of this blog, only to be tirelessly countered…

Yes, it’s that time again! This time, the Skeptics’ Circle comes to us by way of Sweden. In fact, it comes to us by way of a Swedish archeologist named Martin Rundkvist, and he’s rounded up a fine collection of skeptical blogging that should serve as your antidote to the woo that so permeates the…