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The Facts In The Case Of Dr. Andrew Wakefield
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A fifteen page story about the MMR vaccination controversy. As ever, I'm sure a few spelling errors have slipped past me. Feel free to point any out so I can correct them.

The reference links for the strip are in the next blog entry.

Now! Let's have a heated debate!

2013 update. Since I wrote this blog entry, this cartoon strip as well as many others on such subjects as homeopathy, chiropratic, evolution, and the supposed NASA Moon hoax landings, have been published in a book: Science Tales in the UK (Myriad Edtions) and How To Fake A Moon Landing in the US and Canada (Abrams). Here's the link to my main blog.

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I am Darryl Cunningham and this is my main blog.

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To be fair, my understanding that the "scientific method" or basing belief about the physical world on observable/repeatable phenomena (rather than on the attractiveness of an idea, etc) is very much a modern phenomina (around 1800s, I think?) and is credible for most all the scientific advances / rapid improvement to quality of life seen since then.
I don't think people pre-1800s were idiots - many were very smart - but it's not a mindset I'd care to return to.

Edited at 2010-05-18 07:21 pm (UTC)

I'm not saying that medieval folks were scientific geniuses, I'm just saying that this disdain for the Middle Ages is a bit unfair. Greeks aren't nearly mocked as much for basing their theories on the attractiveness of an idea as medieval people are (Aristotle decided that men have more teeth than women without bothering to count, for one), and neither is the Renaissance period. The Middle Ages have a not entirely deserved bad rep when compared to other periods in time.

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