Tag: Criticism

Mistaking Criticism with Mockery

Some months ago, I wrote a blog post describing the takeover of an anti-vaccine Facebook page by a pro-vaccine activist. The takeover was a thing of beauty, and it revealed the weak constitution of so many anti-vaccine types. Well, someone found my blog post and posted it on an anti-vaccine Facebook group (a different one from the one that was…

The criticism that you’ll get

One of the things that I’ve been working on this term is to prepare my doctoral thesis/dissertation proposal. It’s a somewhat complicated document that must meet the requirements of the school, be in a grant application format (or close to it), and clearly explain what I plan to do. It’s a fine line between being too detailed, losing the audience…

The entirety of the evidence

It’s been a rough few days for the antivaxxers. The measles outbreak associated with Disneyland has really put them on the spot when it comes to their refusal to vaccinated. Some say that they are protecting their freedom to do whatever they want to their children (aka their “property”). When it is explained to them that they are to do…

Rabid criticism of the latest book by Dr. Paul Offit

Dr. Paul A. Offit, MD, recently published his latest book, “Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine“. By mistake, I ordered two books from Amazon and got them yesterday. Instead of returning one book, or giving it away, I decided to put it up for auction on my personal Facebook page. Myself and a friend…