Monthly Archives: March 2012

New in South Africa: anti-vaccination hogwash

Here we go again. One of the few good things about South Africa’s years of isolation during apartheid was that stupid ideas like anti-vaccination weren’t imported. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. The Mail and Guardian had this … Continue reading

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Remembering the victims

Today I wore black. I wore black in memory of Autistics who have been murdered simply for being autistic, and who have died as a result of quack “treatments” that their parents believed would turn them meurotypical. I wore it … Continue reading

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Brian Deer files anti-SLAPP motion in response to Wakefield’s lawsuit

I blogged earlier about Andrew Wakefield and his libel suit against Brian Deer. In my blogpost, I said that Wakefield was at risk of an anti-SLAPP action. Brian Deer has filed a response. As I expected, it’s an anti-SLAPP motion. … Continue reading

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John Walker-Smith Verdict and Sentence overturned

Last week, a court found that the finding of gross medical misconduct against Professor John Walker-Smith was incorrect. The verdict is here. In 1998, Andrew Wakefield had a “case study” published in The Lancet, a magazine for Medical Professionals. In … Continue reading

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A fitting “In Memoriam” song

“If I die young, bury me in satin, Lay me down in a bed of roses, Sink me in the river at dawn Send me away with the words of a love song.” – If I Die Young, The Band … Continue reading

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Rant Alert – Mr Jagannath Chatterjee is a lying prick

I did some swearing in this post. Apologies, but when you read it, I think you’ll understand why. A few days ago, I was told about this page. The author, one Jagannath Chatterjee, lists “40 Reasons why you should not … Continue reading

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