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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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Re: You are officially an idiot

There are at least 28 studies which support various parts of his study

"Support parts of his study" is a lot weaker than "supports his theory". If I theorise that John F. Kennedy was killed by Elvis Presley because the Devil told him to slay Catholics, parts of that theory are very well-supported by evidence - JFK is definitely dead, and he definitely was a Catholic.

But if I find 28 reliable witnesses who saw his confirmation ceremony, and another 28 reliable witnesses who saw him die... it would still be a bit of a stretch to claim that that evidence "supports my theory".

Here, we have plenty of references that support the part of his theory where autism is correlated with gastrointestinal abnormalities, and precious little to support anything else (including the leap from correlation to causation).

Re: You are officially an idiot

Very well put.

Re: You are officially an idiot

Thanks for posting that - I was working up a "post hoc ergo propter hoc" fallacy rebuttal and noticing that not a single one of those articles mentioned any vaccinations, and you said just what I was thinking, but more clearly and cogently than I could get it to come out. Kudos!

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