Respectful Insolence

Archives for June 30, 2010

The history of homeopathy in cartoon form

First, there was the history of Andrew Wakefield and the MMR vaccine in cartoon form. Now there’s the history of homeopathy (click on the image): The cartoonist, Darryl Cunningham, says this is a first try at such a history, a beta version, if you will. It’s definitely a good start, particularly the part about how…

ORAC SAYS: Please note my disclaimer. After the events of last week, I’m a bit sensitive when it comes to matters like the one I’m about to discuss. Having the anti-vaccine cranks over at the Age of Autism weblog trying to get me fired over my blogging has a tendency to do that to me.…

I wish it were otherwise, but not all that many reporters “get it” when it comes to science and quackery. Fortunately, Chicago Tribune reporter Trine Tsouderos does. She’s shown it multiple times over the last year with stories about the autism “biomed” movement and Boyd Haley’s trying to pass off an industrial chelator as a…