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Friday, January 21, 2011

Peggy O'Mara Humps the Corpse of Andrew Wakefield's Career

They just can't let it go.

Mothering Editor and Publisher Peggy O'Mara interviews Dr. Andrew Wakefield; coauthor of a 1998 study that suggested a link between Crohn's Disease and the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine in some children. He has been accused of incorrectly linking the MMR vaccine with autism. In this special interview, Wakefield discusses the current controversy surrounding his research.

There's a list of supposedly "peer reviewed" articles over there.

Conversation at TWWS:

...and I took the time to read two of these citations, and neither do what MDC is claiming (i.e. replicating findings with regards to MMR, nor supporting his findings with regards to MMR). I love how they just make shit up. I hate how most people won't do their due diligence and take it at face value

Kind of throws a bucket of water on all that "research" we're supposed to be doing online...

did you notice how three of the articles that support his views have him listed as an author.

Yes, well, at least they're not by Big pHarma. Heh.

but they're all officially cited and shit. you're not supposed to actually look them up

Right.

There should be a name for that fallacy: Appeal to PubMed, or something.

Appeal to PubMed is actually a 101 Level Course at Google University, I think.

Just the title needs to sound plausible. No one actually READS those articles, right?

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