February 12, 2009
Posted by Chuck under Ethics
| Tags: anti-medicine
, bad science
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Saw this and wanted to pass it along to readers of my last post about Autism and Vaccines. Turns out that the doctor (Andrew Wakefield) who first proposed the link between autism and vaccines may have faked the data. If true, that man should be shot (after a long torture session with Jack Bauer.)
Of course, many people will ignore this and still not get their children vaccinated putting their children as well as others at risk. When Jack is done with Dr. Wakefield, maybe he can visit Jenny McCarthy, Oprah, and the other anti-vaccination terrorists. Yes I said terrorists. The anti-science, anti-medicine, anti-reason people who promote not vaccinating children put far more people in danger than Al Qaeda and should be held accountable when helpless children die.
November 3, 2008
Readers of skeptical blogs know (as well as viewers of Montel Williams) that Sylvia Brown has been one of Americas best-known (and wealthiest) psychics for several years. Skeptics have invested a lot of energy in debunking her claims and calling her out on her scams and harmful behavior.
Robert Lancaster has maintained the stopsylviabrown.com site for several years and has been dedicated to providing detailed information regarding her exploits. Recently, Robert has been ill and in his absence, his original domain name expired and was auctioned off. The site is located at stopsylvia.com and the skeptical community is being asked to let everyone know. We’ll need lots of people to click on links and go there so that the search engines will list the new domain name when people search on her name.
So please, give it a click and see what all the buzz is about. stopsylvia.com
October 15, 2008
Posted by Chuck under science
| Tags: bracelets
, consumer protection
, eastern medicine
For the last couple of years, I’ve been seeing athletes, baseball players in particular, wearing necklaces that looked to be made of some type of cord with varying colors. I really didn’t give it much thought as I figured it was just another fashion trend that I somehow missed despite getting all of my advice from GQ and Maxim.
It turns out that these necklaces are not merely fashion accessories, but are made with titanium – not just any titanium – but a revolutionary new process! It’s coated with Aqua Titanium, has a core of micro-sized titanium spheres, as well as Carbonized Titanium. Wow! Carbonized Titanium! It’s all part of the patented Energy Transport System. (Did I say patented? I meant trademarked. Not really a difference, right?)