Respectful Insolence

Archives for August 1, 2008

The ScienceBlogs Meetup is set

I mentioned last week that I was going to be in New York the weekend of August 9, the better to commune with my fellow Borg at the Cube (no, not that cube, although I may have to make a stop there too) in Manhattan known as Seed Media Group. As part of the festivities,…

Steve Novella weighs in on doctor-bashing

For those out there who think it was “beneath” me to have responded to PhysioProf’s rants about doctors and medical students last week, I present to you Steve Novella’s take on the matter. Leave it to Steve to generalize the issue beyond my relatively narrow take on the matter. I also point out that Steve…

Remember how on Monday I posted a dissection of some truly execrable reporting on vaccines and potential conflicts of interest (COIs) by Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News that aired one week ago today? As you may recall, my main point was that Attkisson’s reporting was lazy, describing nothing that couldn’t be found from public sources,…