Respectful Insolence

Archives for January 17, 2011

You know, sometimes I think that the United States, Australia, and the U.K. must be unique in their level of tolerance for pseudoscientific nonsense. Of course, that’s probably mostly because that’s the majority of the English-speaking world, and I speak English. I don’t see and can’t understand anti-vaccinationists in most other languages. Unfortunately, fellow ScienceBlogger…

The race to flee Andrew Wakefield

What does it take to get an advocate of pseudoscience to change his or her mind? Many are the times I’ve asked myself that question. Over the years, I’ve covered the gamut of techniques, going from what some might call “militant” or even insulting to being as reasoned and calm as can be–and probably everywhere…