Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 24-Sep-2016 to 30-Sep-2016.
It is generally accepted that we are failing to convince many of the value of vaccination and part of it is our tendency to talk to ourselves and then insult those who are not convinced. Angelina Chapin echoes my thoughts about our presentation. Angelina Chapin writes “Many Canadians fist-pumped when they heard CBC … Continue reading
Ruth Margolis is correct when she accuses modern parents of having a snake oil problem, a problem that’s “not just vaccines.” Although Margolis’ article focuses on the the behaviour “affluent and educated” parents in her Brooklyn neighborhood, questionable theories on health care for children can be found in any neighborhood … Continue reading
Over the past week, James Lunney, Conservative Member of Parliament for Nanaimo – Alberni, has been in the news and has been discussed on blogs inside and outside Canada. Sean McGuire calls Lunney an “Anti-Evolution, Climate Change Denying, Anti-Vax MP,” and Larry Moran says, “Poor James Lunney resigns from the … Continue reading
Queen’s University has investigated a claim of dubious science teaching and taken swift and appropriate action. Melody Torcolacci, an adjunct professor with the school of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University, faced criticism recently when students complained about an anti-vaccination message in her course material. According to CTV News, one … Continue reading
Right now if you’re interested in listening, Cross Country Checkup on CBC Radio One is talking about Vaccination. Some of the callers make me cringe, saying that vaccines are something that is compromising people’s immune systems, giving them asthma, eczema, etc. Click the Radio One link at the bottom left … Continue reading