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  1. Chemical castration of autistic children leads to the downfall of Dr. Mark Geier
    One of the most persistent myths is one that’s been particularly and doggedly resistant to evidence, science, clinical trials, epidemiology, and reason. It’s also a myth that I’ve been writing about a long time. Specifically, I’m referring to the now scientifically discredite…
  2. Why the latest Geier & Geier paper is not evidence that mercury in vaccines causes autism
    Several people have been sending me either links to this paper or even the paper itself: Young HA, Geier DA, Geier MR. (2008). Thimerosal exposure in infants and neurodevelopmental disorders: An assessment of computerized medical records in the Vaccine Safety Datalink. J Neurol Sci. 2008 May 14 [Epu…
  3. Vaccine Whistleblower: An antivaccine “exposé” full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. – Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5   “Vaccine Whistleblower”? More …
  4. “Aborted fetal tissue” and vaccines: Combining pseudoscience and religion to demonize vaccines
    Yes, there are antivaccinationists who actually believe this. As hard as it is to believe after seven and a half years of existence and nearly 2,400 posts on SBM, every so often, something reminds me that we here at SBM haven’t discussed a topic that should be discussed. So it was a couple o…
  5. The Woo Boat, or: How far Andrew Wakefield has fallen
    Sadly, this is not the crew of the Woo Boat, which is not the Love Boat. It would be awesome if that were the case, but it’s not. I wonder if they’ll be letting the astrologist navigate. The trip might end up being longer than expected. Oh, and I couldn’t resist crossposting this …
  6. A journey to alternative and integrative medicine apostasy
    Julian the Apostate presiding at a conference of sectarians, by Edward Armitage, 1875 I’ve been blogging for over a decade now, a fact that I find really hard to believe looking back on it right now. I’ve told the story before, but it’s worth briefly recounting again because doin…
  7. Bill Maher: Still an antivaccine crank after all these years
    Bill Maher (right) pays rapt attention to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (left) as he gives pointers about how to be a crankier antivaccine crank. It is with reluctance that I decided to write about this topic again, given how many times I’ve written about it over the last decade, both here and at m…
  8. How not to report about vaccine safety issues, Toronto Star edition
    This is the original headline of the Toronto Star‘s scientifically incompetent and fear mongering Gardasil story. It was later changed to “Families seek more transparency on HPV vaccine.” I remember it well, because several of my readers forwarded it to me not long after it appea…
  9. Naturopathy vs. Science: Autism
    Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. My blogging plan was to take a break from my series of naturopathy versus science posts, where I’ve been contrasting the advice from naturopaths against the scientific evidence. From a blogging perspective, naturopathy is a fascinating subj…
  10. Andrew Wakefield, the MMR, and a “mother warrior’s” fabricated vaccine injury story
    As the time came to do my usual weekly post for this blog, I was torn over what to write about. Regular readers might have noticed that a certain dubious cancer doctor about whom I’ve written twice before has been agitating in the comments for me to pay attention to him, after having sent more e-…
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