Respectful Insolence

Archives for October 2, 2009

The time has come…

…for Bill Maher to receive the Richard Dawkins Award. It was a huge mistake on the part of the Atheist Alliance International to award it, for the reasons I’ve repeated ad nauseam over the last couple of weeks; so I won’t go there again. What I really want to know is what happened. I can’t…

And so it begins. Well, it hasn’t really just begun. In fact, it’s been going on a long time. I’m talking about confusing correlation with causation when it comes to vaccines. For example, the “vaccines cause autism” variety of the anti-vaccine movement blatantly confuses the correlation with the beginning of the increase in autism diagnoses…

This two-part video trashes common antivaccine arguments better than any video I’ve seen in a long time: That’s right. Vaccines educate the immune system, and Generation Rescue is full of…well, you know what it’s full of. Now if only Bill Maher would watch these videos. Let’s make ‘em go viral!