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AVN may be closing doors; Meryl Dorey stepping down

February 2, 2010 | By

We have another MAJOR win for reality and skepticism, folks. And this is a good one: Meryl Dorey just announced she’s stepping down as head of the Anti Australian Vaccination Network, and that the AVN itself may shut down. Ah, the hits keep on a-comin’. Regular readers may remember Ms. Dorey, that hero of the […]

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Australian Skeptics jeer Meryl Dorey

December 2, 2009 | By

Meryl Dorey — the truth-impaired mouthpiece of the Australian Vaccination Network, a group of antivaccination conspiracy-mongers who couldn’t find reality with both hands, a compass, and detailed instructions — was "honored" by the Australian Skeptics this week. Richard Saunders and Rachel Dunlop (pictured), on behalf of the AS, gave Dorey their annual Bent Spoon award, […]

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Vaccines: opinions are not facts

October 9, 2012 | By

There’s an old phrase among critical thinkers: you’re entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts*. The idea is that these are two different things: opinions are matters of taste or subjective conclusions, while facts stand outside that, independent of what you think or how you may be biased. You can have an […]

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Debunking vaccine myths

September 10, 2012 | By

My friend Dr. Rachael Dunlop is a tireless promoter of science and fighter of antivaccination propaganda. I somehow missed this when she wrote it last November, but she put together a fantastic article tearing apart a whole passel of antivax lies: "9 vaccination myths busted. With Science". It’s basically one-stop shopping for the truth about […]

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Not vaccinated? No kisses!

June 12, 2012 | By

I love this. Just love it. Short, simple, and to the point. This was a billboard designed by Every Child By Two, a vaccination advocacy group I like a lot and strongly support (in fact, if you buy a Zen Pencils print of my Science Fare speech half the profits go to ECBT). While people […]

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Big Picture Science: Antivaxxers (and updates)

May 15, 2012 | By

I do a roughly monthly segment with astronomer Seth Shostak on Big Picture Science, a radio show/podcast done by The SETI Institute. This month, Seth and I talked about the American Airlines dustup when they were planning to run an interview with reality-impaired antivaxxer Meryl Dorey. This story is a great victory for reality, and […]

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Followup: Antivaxxers, airlines, and ailments

May 1, 2012 | By

Reality recently scored a major win when American Airlines agreed not to run an interview with notorious antivaxxer Meryl Dorey. An American living in Australia, Dorey runs the Orwellian-named Australian Vaccine Network, where she dispenses horrifically bad and outright false information about vaccines. Read the link above to see details about her shenanigans. After AA […]

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American Airlines to air dangerous antivax propaganda

April 23, 2012 | By

[UPDATE: American Airlines has agreed not to run the interview! That includes both the audio and print versions.] [Note: This post contains numerous links to articles showing antivax claims are misleading at best, and pose a huge health risk. I strongly urge you to read those links before leaving a comment.] In May 2011, an […]

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Stop antivaxxers. Now.

December 29, 2011 | By

There are times when reality is so obvious, so clear, so rock-solid 100% amazingly in-your-face incontrovertible, that it is beyond belief that anyone could deny it. And yet, antivaccination groups exist. Let me be very, very clear: they are wrong. Vaccines save lives. Vaccines save millions of lives. And not just directly, like they did […]

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The Panic Virus

March 11, 2011 | By

As I write this, I just got back from hearing author Seth Mnookin give a talk here in Boulder about his book, The Panic Virus (the talk was sponsored by my friends at the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition — I love those folks). It’s an excellent book about the rise and power of the antivax […]

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