Respectful Insolence

Archives for May 21, 2009

Time flies, and the ShamWow guy shows up… And so does the 111th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle, this time at hosted at Action Skeptics. You’ll never look at the ShamWow guy in the same way again. Next up is Cheshire, who will be hosting two weeks hence on June 4. This blog has never…

I know I’ve been very, very harsh on Jenny McCarthy. After all, she has become the face of the anti-vaccine movement in America, and her activities are directly endangering children. Let’s take a look back, oh, a few days to a video that she made in which she decried all manner of “toxins” in vaccines…

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been blogging regularly about the case of Daniel Hauser, the 13-year-old boy with stage 2B Hodgkin’s lymphoma who, after one course of chemotherapy in January, refused to undergo any more, citing a faux religion run by a woo-meister naturopath and Native American wannabe called “Chief” Cloudpiler. In reality,…