Respectful Insolence

Archives for April 10, 2008

The cult of antivaccinationism

Whenever I’m looking at fringe scientific claims, I’m always on the lookout for things that help me conclude whether I’m looking at “legitimate” fringe ideas or pseudoscience and woo. One observation that I’ve found helpful in leading me in one direction or the other is to look for certain dead giveaways that what we’re looking…

…at Archaeoporn. And it’s a good one too, served up in a straightforward, no-nonsense style. As much as I like the sometimes wild creativity some hosts bring to hosting the Circle, there’s definitely something to be said for a well-organized, well-introduced, “just the facts, M’am” sort of presentation, and that’s what we have here. That,…