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Archives for August 14, 2008

The cost of antivaccinationism

We seem to have an infestation of a couple of very persistent anti-vaccinationist trolls. (It happens; every so often someone new thinks they can take me and my readers on. They’re usually pretty quickly disabused of that notion.) That infestation is why I thought now would be an opportune time to refer my readers to…

Naughty skeptics! Naughty, bad skeptics!

It looks as though at least a couple of my readers have taken to heart my suggestion that, if the pro-CAM, “no skeptics need apply” new wikipedia known as Wiki4CAM won’t allow any scientific evidence to be posted within its pages if it does not support the CAM therapy being discussed, then perhaps we should…

Vitamin C and cancer revisited

It’s been quite a while since I wrote about this topic, but, quite frankly, I didn’t think anything new was likely to come up that would interest me sufficiently to take it on again. I was almost right; it’s been well over two years since the last time I discussed the issue of whether or…

It’s that time again. Once again, the best that the skeptical blogosphere has had to offer over the last couple of weeks is on display, this time over at City of Skeptics, where you can now find The 93rd Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle. The dude fooled me though. With the time difference between here…