Respectful Insolence

Archives for May 12, 2008

And I thought, whatever his other faults and whatever my disagreements with his politics,, that Bill Clinton was incredibly smart. Apparently I was wrong: “You do not want to bring your children into the world where we go on with the number of children who are born with autism tripling every 20 years, and nobody…

Oh, no! Phil Plait did a great post on why vaccines do not cause autism. What’s his reward? To be invaded by antivaccinationists! I think you all know what to do. Please, go lend Phil some tactical air support, and I’ll be grateful.

Wow. I just saw something that utterly stunned me over at that house organ of the mercury militia and antivaccinationists everywhere Age of Autism. It’s an example of hypocrisy so blatant that it stuns even me, someone who’s been following the whole pseudoscientific “vaccines cause autism” movement for over three years now. It started with…

“Detoxification.” Whenever I hear that term, I’m at least 90% certain that I’m dealing with seriously unscientific woo. The reason should be obvious to longtime readers of this blog or to anyone who has followed “alternative medicine” for a while, because “detoxification” is a mainstay of “alternative” treatments and quackery for such a wide variety…