Respectful Insolence

Archives for June 21, 2007

I’ve written extensively before about Starchild Abraham Cherrix, the (now) 17-year-old who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease when he was 15 and who, after one course of chemotherapy, refused any further evidence-based medicine in favor of the quackery known as Hoxsey therapy. His refusal led to a big legal battle in Virginia, and the court…

Has it really been two years? Amazingly, it has indeed. On June 16, 2005, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. deposited the biggest, steamingest, drippiest (not to mention stinkiest) turd I had as yet seen in my then young blogging career, specifically an article published simultaneously by both Salon.com and Rolling Stone entitled Deadly Immunity. Along with…

Here, on this summer solstice, a traditional time of great importance for woo, I bet you need a shot of skepticism, don’t you? Fortunately, mcsquared over at Relatively Science has your back with the 63 Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle. As he puts it: …”if you are in the Northern hemisphere this will be the…