Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Revealed: Secret businesses which aimed to exploit vaccine fears

Personally I think the hype around vaccines causing autism were over blown. We avoided vaccines during key developmental phases - like when speech is being developed, just in case. And I feel for parents with autistic kids - it's hard enough without the added dread.

So this article from PhysOrg.com spells out Dr Wakefield's evil plan. But I immediately go to Jennifer McCarthy's site to see what's up. I give her credit for being ready and responsive. I still think she used her celebrity to back alarmist science.

What do you think about the connection? Did you vaccinate your kids?

Revealed: Secret businesses which aimed to exploit vaccine fears

Sunday, January 16, 2011

3D No glasses by Jonathan Post

Cool, but obviously we want to know about side effects. Beside getting slapped by accidentally winking at passers by.

Reminds me of the OpiGrab from the Jerk with Steve Martin.

Oh, the French!




Friday, January 14, 2011

Comparing US states with countries: US equivalents | The Economist

They always talk about California's economy being the 8th largest in the world. This map from the Economist twists that a bit and equates US states with other countries. California equates to Italy. I think 8th largest sounds better than, "about the same as Italy."


Comparing US states with countries: US equivalents | The Economist