Sam, Mike, and Becky ring in the new year with news, emails, and a little bit of science with Dan.
Among other things, the curious email we’re talking about points to this link.
This week, Sam, Mike, Becky and Eileen talk with Dr. Hall, the Skepdoc, about immunization and the pertussis epidemic in areas of Washington State.
Harriet A. Hall, MD, is a retired family physician and former Air Force flight surgeon. She writes about medicine, so-called complementary and alternative medicine, science, quackery, and critical thinking. She’s an editor and one of the 5 MD founders of the Science-Based Medicine blog, and is a contributor to Skeptic magazine, Skeptical Inquirer, and the Quackwatch website.
Bob, Mike and Sam talk about what is necessary: the tragedy in Connecticut and the religious response to it. Then, we studiously avoid the topic and talk about other important things going on. As an additional palate cleanser, Dan returns with an apocalyptic Moment of Science.
Also, this obviously explicit Onion article.