Respectful Insolence

Weekends seem to be the time for shameless self-promotion. At least, some weekends are. So, in that tradition, I can’t help but blowing my own horn a bit and urging my readers to head on over to listen to The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, Episode #455, March 29, 2014. There, Bob Blaskiewicz and I are interviewed about Stanislaw Burzynski and what you, as supporters of science-based medicine, can do to counter the efforts of his supporters to pressure the FDA to let children with cancer receive antineoplastons, efforts that are yielding fruit.

Bob Blaskiewicz has set up a Change.org petition Protect Desperate Patients from the Houston Cancer Quack. Bob and I urge you to check it out and sign it.

In the meantime, for those of you in Rep. Darrell Issa’s district, note that I will be in San Diego from April 5 to 9 attending the American Association for Cancer Research Meeting. If there are any skeptics in the San Diego area who would like advice on getting this message to Rep. Issa and/or having a meetup, drop me a line at my e-mail address on our contact page.

Comments

  1. #1 Narad
    March 30, 2014

    If there are any skeptics in the San Diego area who would like advice on getting this message to Rep. Issa

    The House will be in session, so he’ll presumably be in Washington. Contact information for the district offices is here.

  2. #2 Rosie Redfield
    March 30, 2014

    Yikes! Immediately after I signed Bob’s petition, Change.org offered me another petition to consider signing. It’s from Janusz and Mira Nowosad, who are petitioning the Canadian Minister of Health to override Health Canada’s refusal authorize antineoplaston therapy for their daughter.

  3. #3 Lawrence
    March 30, 2014

    @Rosie – I got the same thing….these Internet algorithms can be a bit weird (and way too literal sometimes!)

  4. #4 JH
    Ca
    March 31, 2014

    Exactly what you need more of: shameless self promotion. So much for doing good. Let’s just print more self aggrandizing put downs. You can’t take it, doc, but you sure love to dish it out. The mark of an egotist and not a scientist.

  5. #5 LW
    March 31, 2014

    @JH, do you have any facts to contribute, or just insults?

  6. #6 alison
    poking various people with a sharp stick
    April 1, 2014

    Listened to the podcast last night, Orac – good discussion and nice to finally find out what a perspex box of blinky lights sounds like :)

  7. #7 Narad
    April 2, 2014

    @JH, do you have any facts to contribute, or just insults?

    Is it just me, or does that sound like Handley?

  8. #8 Scottynuke
    April 2, 2014

    Sounds more like the wind whistling through JH’s ears…

  9. #9 Denice Walter
    April 2, 2014

    Sounds like him to me.

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