Respectful Insolence

Archives for August 3, 2011

When anti-vaccine loons make videos…

…the results aren’t pretty. If there’s one thing about anti-vaccine loons that I’ve come to learn over the last decade or so, it’s that when they think they’re being clever, they’re really not. Exhibit A for this case follows: Yes, courtesy of a particularly brain dead anti-vaccine website (and, compared to Age of Autism, that’s…

Regularity über alles, revisited

File this under “Well, duh!” In thinking about “alternative” medicine, occasionally I contemplate the deepest, most profound questions having to do with health and healing, the difference between science-based medicine and evidence-based medicine, and how to maximize the therapeutic effect of scientifically validated treatments. Other times, I contemplate the question of just what is, based…