Blog Archives for August 2013

BMI and the Argument from Antiquity Fallacy

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
August 26, 2013

Is pointing out that a medical procedure has been used by doctors for 150 years an example of a logical fallacy? Maybe, or maybe not...

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Why Parents Don’t Vaccinate Their Children—And What We Can Do

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
August 02, 2013

There are several reasons why some parents choose not to vaccinate their children, though most of them come down to misinformation from anti-vaccine advocates. With the recent addition of Jenny McCarthy to the popular ABC television show The View, many people are wondering what effect, if any, this will have on vaccination rates. However there are some strategies than can fight the misinformation.

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