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Every Child by Two

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on February 23, 2009

I would like to plug the Every Child By Two website as an excellent source to get information about childhood vaccines and vaccine safety. Given the great misinoformation being given out by the likes of Jenny McCarthy about vaccines and their mythical connection to autism, a site like this becomes extremely important in educating parents and making the case for vaccine importance and safety. Please pay special attention to the Studies page which has a wealth of relevant studies that back up these claims.

Google Atlantis

Posted in Neurologica by Skepdude on February 23, 2009

Atlantis is one of those enduring myths that is so tenacious it provokes speculation about what is it, exactly, that makes it so irresistible. It certainly appeals to the imagination – wondering what an ancient yet advanced civilization might have been like. It also appeals to the little explorer in each of us. At a time when we can go on the computer in our living room and see high quality satellite images of the entire planet it may seem like there is nothing left to explore – no edge of the map beyond which there be dragons. A little mystery can be fun – perhaps there are hidden archaeological and historical treasures to be found, at the bottom of the ocean or under Antarctica, whatever your preference.

Ironically, Bernie Bamford, an aeronautical engineer from Chester, UK, claims he found an aerial map of Atlantis on Google Earth. What he found was what appears to be a atlantis-googlegrid-pattern of lines covering an area about the size of Wales about 620 miles off the coast of West Africa (here are the Google coordinates: 31 15′15.53N 24 15′30.53W. Bamford is quoted as saying that the grid pattern “must be man-made.” Some reports characterize the pattern as “perfect.”

Certainly perfectly straight lines and right angles are not features common in nature and they do indeed suggest a human technological origin. If you look closely at the photo you will see that the lines are not perfect – but to be fair they are close enough that the non-natural argument still holds.


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2009: Shaping up to be a really bad year for antivaccinationists

Posted in Science Based Medicine by Rodibidably on February 23, 2009

[Originally posted at: Science Based Medicine]

I will begin this post with a bit of an explanation. Between one and two weeks ago, there appeared two momentous news about the manufactroversy regarding vaccines and autism. No doubt, many SBM readers were expecting that I, as the resident maven of this particular bit of pseudoscience, would have been here last week to give you, our readers, the skinny on all of this. Unfortunately, as some know, my wife’s mother died, coincidentally enough, on the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birthday and a day when one of those two momentous bits of news was released to the public, which is why I used one of my handful of posts written and then held in reserve. I’m back now, though, and I don’t think it’s too late to comment on these bits of news because now that over a week has gone by what I’ve seen has led me to draw some conclusions that I might not have been able to do, had I done my usual bit and been first off the mark (at least among SBM bloggers) discussing the story.

[Read the rest of this post at: Science Based Medicine]

Psychic predicts trouble for car companies

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on February 23, 2009

No shit! What are they going to predict next, trouble with the banks, Ponzi schemes, the first black president? This is a joke!

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Koo Koo – Woo Woo quotes of the day

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on February 23, 2009

One definitive aspect of alternative medicine that surpasses the aims of conventional medicine is that it strives to harmonize and enrich one’s body in a fundamental way, not just as a quick fix approach to a problem. The options available are numerous, including holistic, natural, non-toxic and various other methods. Some of these are opposed by the modern medical bigwigs who try to impose their views on the world, claiming alternative medicine is untested and unproven. They advise not getting pregnant after 40 based solely on their textbook guidelines and traditional mode of thinking. But the act of throwing those old conventions and notions out of the window has allowed alternative medicine to break new ground and offer people something that conventional medicine can’t.

A Pakistan News

Unlike China and India, alternative medicine in Nigeria is devoid of science.

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