Respectful Insolence

Archives for September 18, 2008

Yep, that about sums it up

This one’s been floating around the intertubes, at least those parts of the intertubes I frequent, for several days now at least. But it’s so good that I just can’t resist posting it myself. I had no idea John Cleese had a video podcast…

Viruses are “molecular acids”?

I feel a bit bad this week. You see, since Tuesday I’ve been pretty much wallowing in some of the most outrageous woo, antiscience, and abuses of logic and reason I’ve ever come across, courtesy of the merry band of clueless antivaccinationists over at Age of Autism. I had thought that I should try to…

Chelation study for autism tossed on the dustbin

Well, well, well, well. Sometimes science and ethics do win out after all: CHICAGO (AP) — A government agency has dropped plans for a study of a controversial treatment for autism that critics had called an unethical experiment on children. The National Institute of Mental Health said in a statement Wednesday that the study of…