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Bleaching away what ails you: Miracle Mineral Solution and Jim Humble’s Genesis II Church – RESPECTFUL INSOLENCE | Circa 2016

It’s time to get this video clip out again: Yes, just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. But who are “they”? I’m referring to the cult that thinks that bleach enemas (and also ingested bleach) will cure children of autism. I was reminded of that cult when ABC News 20/20 […]

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William Shatner: New celebrity pitch man for dubious anti-aging stem cell treatments? – RESPECTFUL INSOLENCE | June 2019

A week ago, William Shatner Tweeted that he had received an anti-aging stem cell therapy. Is he the new stem cell pitchman? Source: William Shatner: New celebrity pitch man for dubious anti-aging stem cell treatments? – RESPECTFUL INSOLENCE

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Antivaccine journalist Sharyl Attkisson tries once again to convince us that vaccines cause autism – RESPECTFUL INSOLENCE

Sheryl Attkisson’s at it again promoting the conspiracy theory that vaccines cause autism. Same as it ever was. Source: Antivaccine journalist Sharyl Attkisson tries once again to convince us that vaccines cause autism – RESPECTFUL INSOLENCE

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Google News Alert for: autism | Circa Oct 20, 2008

Mon, Oct 20, 2008, 5:15 PM | Google News Alert for: autism Ohio, Mich. targeted for better autism insurance coverageWTOL – Toledo,OH,USACHICAGO (AP) – If autism advocates get their way, more states will require health insurers to cover intensive and costly behavior therapy for autism. …See all stories on this topic Autism group lobbies for more insurance coverageNew York Daily News – New […]

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AutismOne: A “Warrior Mother” and pseudoscience – Respectful Insolence

One way that pseudoscience tries to maintain a patina of respectability to the outside world, a patina that sometimes even manages to take in researchers unacquainted with its methods, is through the “research conference” that has all the trappings of a research meeting but whose topics reveal the pseudoscience at the heart of it all.… […]

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Expelled! from AutismOne – Respectful Insolence

If there’s one thing that quacks and cranks share in common, it’s that they do not like scrutiny, particularly by people with some scientific knowledge. Indeed, when confronted with scientists or educated lay people who can challenge their crankery, it’s amazing how they react the same way almost every time; they try to silence or–if… […]

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A confluence of the anti-vaccine and “health freedom” movements at AutismOne in Chicago – Respectful Insolence

One of the biggest examples of either self-delusion or lying that emanates from the anti-vaccine movement is the oh-so-pious and indignant denials that inevitably follow from its members and leaders whenever someone like me has the temerity to point out that they are, in fact, anti-vaccine. The disingenuously angry denials usually take a form something… […]