Respectful Insolence

Archives for February 28, 2008

This year’s a Leap Year, as it so happens, and it turns out that Leap Day is tomorrow. Unfortunately for “alternative medicine” mavens, conspiracy theorists, and lovers of woo everywhere, that means that the Skeptical Conspiracy to Suppress All Dissent–I mean, the Skeptics’ Circle–is meeting over at–where else?–The Conspiracy Factory, where, just as woo-meisters have…

An update on UCSC animal rights terrorism

In the two days since I first mentioned an attempted home invasion of a researcher at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) by bandana-masked animal rights terrorists, there have been new developments worth posting an update here. First, last night the Santa Cruz Sentinel posted a story indicating that the FBI are now involved…

I didn’t want to blog about this. I really didn’t. No, the reason why I didn’t want to blog about this latest screed by mercury militia enabler David Kirby is not because it is about any sort of slam-dunk proof that vaccines do after all cause autism, a mistaken impression that you might get if…