Respectful Insolence

Archives for February 18, 2008

David Colquhoun, eminent scientist and maintainer of the excellent blog DC’s Improbable Science, has recently returned home to the U.K. after a trip across the pond to the U.S. and Canada, where, among other things, he gave a lecture at the University of Toronto, as well as the Riker Memorial Lecture at the Oregon Health…

Three weeks ago, I wrote about some truly irresponsible antivaccination propaganda masquerading as entertainment that aired in the form of a television show called Eli Stone. This show, which portrayed its hero taking on the case of an autistic boy whose mother blamed his autism on thimerosal (going under the fictional name “mercuritol”) in vaccines…

Due to the unfortunate intrusion of real life into blogging resulting in the inability of this week’s previously scheduled host to be able to fulfill his hosting duties for the February 28 edition of the Skeptics’ Circle, there has been a last minute change of hosts for the next Circle. The 81st Meeting of the…