You can learn a lot on the internet, and on Wednesday, a Twitter spat between a doctor and William Shatner—of Star Trek fame, with 2.5 million followers—taught us just how easily cranks and charlatans can manipulate the information out there. This isn’t a surprise, really—misinformation is everywhere, particularly online—but the exchange was such a perfect … Continue reading William Shatner’s Tweets Are a Classic Case of Misinformation Spread | Slate | Circa April 2017
I see that you have been involved in a rather large tweet storm this weekend, focusing on your support for Autism Speaks. My guess is you would agree that 140 characters at a time is far too limiting to take on a complex discussion. Open letters such as this are as well, but at least … Continue reading An open letter to William Shatner on autism awareness | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa April 2017
It came to my attention that William Shatner – Captain/Admiral Kirk from Star Trek, the title role of TJ Hooker and most recently Denny Crane in Boston Legal – had posted his support fo… Source: William Shatner doesn’t get it | Phil Gluyas: Autism News and Views
Talking (and tweeting) with Kim Rhodes and William Shatner about learning to be an autism ally. By David M. Perry Kim Rhodes. (Photo: The CW) Kim Rhodes’ voice Kim Rhodes’ voice crackles with static as she calls me from her car. The actress, best known for her recurring role in the long-running show Supernatural, promises me … Continue reading What Should You Do When Your Favorite Celebrity Gets Autism Wrong? – Pacific Standard | Circa June 2017
In Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Barton Fink,” there’s a scene where the title character (John Turturro), a pretentious playwright who’s moved to Hollywood, meets his new neighbor Charlie (John Goodman), … Source: William Shatner Doubles Down on Lighting it Up Blue | NOS Magazine
Orac is attacked by Capt. Kirk using fake news over the course of several days. Truly, it is a strange world. " First, a little background is in order. I didn't delve into the hundreds of Tweets that led up to this, other than superficially, but what appears to have happened is that Shatner, … Continue reading It’s a strange world, after all: Orac vs. The Shat and fake news over…Autism Speaks? | ScienceBlogs | Circa April 6, 2017.
Dan Olmsted From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Age of Autism) Dan Olmsted (1954?-2017) was a journalist and former senior editor for United Press International (UPI), a news agency of the Unification Church company News World Communications. Olmsted wrote a series of reports suggesting a link between vaccination and autism, a hypothesis which has been disproven. His columns on health and medicine appeared regularly in The Washington Times and were syndicated nationally from UPI's Washington … Continue reading Dan Olmsted & Age of Autism | Wikipedia