Respectful Insolence

Archives for September 5, 2008

A perfect tool for the JABS contingent

I guess I’m just going to have to face it. I’m entering a period of lots of vaccine blogging again. After all, Jenny McCarthy’s book is coming out this month, and I’ve heard rumblings that she’s scheduled to be on the undisputed Queen of Woo Oprah Winfrey’s TV show later this month; so beware. Already…

I’ve railed on more than one occasion about how much I detest science by press release. For one thing, it bypasses the peer review process and reports results directly to the public, which to me is a strike against any study. Indeed, releasing results by press release or using a press release to tout a…

A double standard?

As usual, when Jon Stewart nails it: My goodness! Two political posts in a row. I’d better watch myself, or I’ll become one of those dime-a-dozen political bloggers that I complain about. Not that I count this, given that it’s just a Daily Show video clip. Still, it’s so spot-on that I couldn’t resist. Don’t…