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Archives for June 28, 2007

More on the Generation Rescue poll

Yesterday, I did a deconstruction of Generation Rescue’s dubious “study” (in reality an automated telephone poll) that claims to show that vaccines increase the rate of autism and other “neurologic diseases.” Now skeptical blogger extraordinaire Prometheus has posted his own excellent deconstruction at his blog A Photon in the Darkness. I said it before, if…

Deepak Chopra’s woo-ful whine

Pity poor Deepak Chopra. I’ve abused him on this blog many times, even coining a word (“Choprawoo”) for the silliness that emanates from his keyboard every time he posts his inanity to the Huffington Post or his own IntentBlog. I even wrote the only response ever needed to Choprawoo. Of course, he richly deserves the…

Once again, I was going to post about the amusing homeopath that I’ve come across, and once again something came up with the whole Autism Omnibus came up, leaving our poor homeopath to wait a little while longer for the loving application of a bit of Respectful Insolenceā„¢ that she so clearly craves. If you’re…

Poor Behe, now he’s in for it

You may have noticed that I haven’t commented much on Michael Behe’s recent book, The Edge of Evolution, other than to bemoan its presence in the Evolution section of the University of Chicago Barnes & Noble. I have, however, read with some amusement some of the reviews. The most recent is one by–who else?–Richard Dawkins…