Respectful Insolence

Archives for July 30, 2008

I’ve been a bit remiss in my duty toward a fellow ScienceBlogger. No doubt a few were wondering (or maybe not), why I, as the resident breast cancer expert here, didn’t point out that my fellow ScienceBlogger Janet live-blogged her very first screening mammogram last week. Truth be told, I had meant to mention it…

With all the negativity around this blog lately, thanks to the continued moronic antics of the anti-vaccine contingent, which have irritated me more than they do usually, so much so that I can’t recall a time since Jenny McCarthy’s “Green Our Vaccine” anti-vaccination-fest nearly two months ago that they’ve been so flagrant in their lies,…

Antivaccinationists in strange places

I just can’t escape them. Even when I want to, even when I’d like to take a break, they’re there. The anti-vaccine nutcases. This time around, they showed up at, of all places, Netroots Nation, where the deceptively named National Vaccine Information Center, an explicitly antivaccination group that spreads nothing but lies, set up a…