While contracting an infectious disease is the last thing you’d expect when tucking into a healthy frozen snack, as recent headlines across the nation can attest, this is reality – imported foods can bring imported viruses with them. In this case, it was hepatitis A.
We at the Young Australian Skeptics have looked at the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) and their status as Australia’s most prominent anti-vaccination organisation before — but let’s have a bit of an update on what the AVN has been up to lately, and what Stop the Australian Vaccination Network (SAVN) has accomplished over the last year or two.
A common argument against early childhood vaccination is that it’s dangerous to exposure children to too many antigens (the molecular patterns that elicit an immune response) at once. But is this true? The following video from Academic Earth puts the vaccine schedule in perspective.
The Pseudoscientists Episode 83 — Ducks fathering chickens, the atheist movement, vaccines, and the carbon tax
Tom, Rachael and Sarah discuss why vaccines really, really, really don’t cause autism, how the Australian carbon tax is affecting hospitals, and how a duck fathered a chicken. Jargonauts looks at the loaded term “nuclear”, and we reflect on the concept of an “atheist movement”, with some help from you guys.
I am an unapologetic campaigner for compulsory vaccination. I believe that Westerners have become too complacent and take their access to amazing scientific creations for granted. What third world mothers desperately line up for to save their child’s life, we…
The Pseudo Scientists Episode 36 — Meryl Dorey at Woodford, misogynistic atheists, the Pope and Brian Dunning
Elliot, Jack, James and Jason discuss an update to Meryl Dorey’s appearance at the Woodford Folk Festival, misogynistic atheists on Reddit, and the Pope’s Christmas address. Plus, Richard and Alastair interview Brian Dunning, from the popular skeptical podcast Skeptoid (recorded at TAM Australia).
The Pseudo Scientists Episode 35 — Anti-vaccination, Australian high school education, Christmas and Shelley Segal
Richard, James and Jason discuss Christmas, Australian high school science education, new measures by the government to boost vaccination rates, and anti-vaccination exposure at the Woodford Folk Festival. Plus, Jack interviews rationalist singer-songwriter Shelley Segal, whose debut LP “An Atheist Album” was released in November.