Tag Archives: Autism

What I’d Say to the Latest Anti-Vaccine Celebrity

Those who know me know two things about me: I love the Chicago Bears and I love talking about the importance of vaccinations. So when Kristin Cavallari, the wife of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, and apparently a celebrity in her … Continue reading

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Mum on Hunger Strike to Save Daughter from Pseudoscience

Seven year old, Melissa, is autistic and lives with her parents in France. Her mother, Jacqueline Tiarti has not eaten for eleven days. “Thank you, my country,” writes Tiarti on Facebook, “for having pushed me into a hunger strike to … Continue reading

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Skeptics and Retards

Bill Maher is lauded by many skeptics for his criticism of organised religion. Some prefer to just gloss over or totally ignore his rejection of “western medicine” as he likes to call it and his many rants about the fantasy … Continue reading

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Roundup and Gut Bacteria

Note: I recently became a contributor over at The Skeptical Libertarian. There will be some cross-posting and similar topics covered. This is a benefit, however, as it has already brought to my attention new material which I might not have otherwise … Continue reading

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MercolaWatch:On Environmental Factors for Autism — Part 2

This is the second of a two-part response to a recent mercola.com speculating on environmental causes for autism. This part briefly responds to his mention of vaccines, phthalates and gut flora.

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MercolaWatch:On Environmental Factors for Autism — Part 1

In a recent article by Joe Mercola, he has a list of what he deems to be likely environmental factors for autism (spoiler: he mentions vaccines). Let’s take a look at some of them. NOTE: I have no intent to … Continue reading

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Konstantin Monastyrsky – Pseudoscience of Nutrition (Part 2)

Last week I wrote about the Konstantin Monastyrsky and the poor application of science and the use of mostly anecdote in his ideas as to what the human diet should be. Through most of my research on his ideas, it didn’t … Continue reading

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Sinister Speculation part 1: Autism

When President Obama said, “Our hearts are broken today, for the parents, grandparents, sisters and brothers of these children, and for the families of the adults who were lost,” though speaking for America, he voiced that which people all around … Continue reading

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