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Archives for September 23, 2008

Ask Jenny McCarthy a question!

Thanks to our “friends” at the Age of Autism, I’ve learned something interesting. I knew that antivaccinationist “mother warrior” and Indigo Child Supreme Jenny McCarthy was slated to appear tomorrow, September 24, on the television show that arguably serves as the most powerful and pervasive promoter of woo, magical thinking, and dubious health advice in…

If there is one difference that defines scientific medicine compared to “alternative medicine” it is the application of the scientific method to health claims. Science and the scientific method require transparency: transparency in methodology, transparency in results, transparency in data analysis. Because one of the most important aspects of science is the testing of new…