For those that don't know, "Dr" Nancy Malik is a very prolific commenter on Science, Medicine and Skeptical based blogs. When ever the word "homeopathy" is intoned she shows up for a drive-by comment and almost never engages in conversation. She is so prolific that there are a number of us that have started referring to her as the NancyBot. Personally I'm not entirely unconvinced that she isn't using a script to make her posts.
Her latest claims have proven that not only can she not read or understand scientific papers, she can't count either.
I thought this might be of amusement to the pundits here: How Ignorant About Religion Are Religious Americans?
So... It seems HomeopathyUK don't really like having the truth pointed out. My response there was deleted. So, instead, I thought I'd post it here, where they can't censor it.
Anti-science & the Denialists was posted yesterday and did the rounds on #ten23. The post is whining about an article published in the American Journal of Medicine entitled "Should We Maintain an Open Mind about Homeopathy?" by Michael Baum and Edzard Ernst. As is typical of these blogs, the author completely misses the point.
I thought some of you may like to know about the First Annual Catholic Conference on Geocentrism. I googled some of the names involved and as far as I can tell it's legit.
The episode is also here, with further commentary: Respectful Insolence: Penn & Teller deconstruct the anti-vaccine movement, not to mention an old friend of the blog, Dr. Jay Gordon.
One of the speakers this morning was Linda Bryder who was speaking on the response to her book, A History of the "Unfortunate Experiment" at National Women's Hospital. I don't know much about this and have no opinion either way. However, there was a response on Twitter to it. I thought a couple of the comments should have been fairly easy to verify and thought I'd look into it.
So, the claims/challenge;
Bryder claims she got no right of reply in mainstream media coverage of her book on unfortunate experiment #nzskeptic
So, the Australian Vaccination Network has had their arse handed to them. The media no longer seems to call on them for "balance" and they're regularly being taken to task on the radio. Since the HCCC reached their conclusion and Ken McLeod released it to the world I can only think of one interview where Meryl Dorey was not taken to task. It does indeed feel like the Australian Vaccination Network is finally circling the drain.
I read "Heavens aligning for fiery possum cure" and was mildly stunned that this was taken seriously enough to be considered "news". Even more stunned that this may actually be being considered. I was going to write a post about this but feel that this post by Alison Campbell does the job well. Hat tip to SciBlogs for syndicating this.