Respectful Insolence

Archives for August 6, 2008

Who says blogging can’t have an effect?

A couple of days ago, I did a Respectfully Insolent™ takedown of a disappointingly credulous and misinformation-laden article published on Medscape about the human papilloma virus vaccine Gardasil. The article was clearly biased, and, worse, it quoted Oprah’s favorite woo-loving gynecologist Dr. Christiane Northrup parroting germ theory denialism and the myth that Louis Pasteur “recanted”…

Al Gore = Jesus?

Shot with my iPhone camera Friday at our campus bookstore: Although I’m sure this was meant ironically (although one can never be sure), somehow I don’t think that linking Al Gore with Jesus is a particularly good idea. Climate change “skeptics” already focus on Al Gore as though discrediting him somehow discredits behind science of…