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The Anti-Vax Group Formerly Known as AVN Darcy Cowan Mar 11

Those in the loop may already know that the long awaited name change for the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN), the anti-vaccine mouth piece of Meryl Dorey, ordered in late 2012 has recently occurred. The new moniker for the group is Australian Vaccination-Skeptics Network, I assume the hyphenation is present so that the group might reasonably continue [&hellip

The Anti-Vax Group Formerly Known as AVN Darcy Cowan Mar 11

Those in the loop may already know that the long awaited name change for the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN), the anti-vaccine mouth piece of Meryl Dorey, ordered in late 2012 has recently occurred. The new moniker for the group is Australian Vaccination-Skeptics Network, I assume the hyphenation is present so that the group might reasonably continue [&hellip

Elves Stop Construction Darcy Cowan Dec 24

A couple of years ago I wrote a post about Taniwha and whether their alleged presence should constitute a stop sign for construction projects. At the time I was responding to an article which proposed just that on the grounds that the Taniwha claims could represent indigenous knowledge of the area relevant to construction. I [&hellip

Elves Stop Construction Darcy Cowan Dec 24

A couple of years ago I wrote a post about Taniwha and whether their alleged presence should constitute a stop sign for construction projects. At the time I was responding to an article which proposed just that on the grounds that the Taniwha claims could represent indigenous knowledge of the area relevant to construction. I [&hellip

Vaccines Vs Pneumonia Darcy Cowan Jul 29

One of the linchpins of the anti-vaccine movement is the attempt to muddy the issue with regard to vaccine efficacy. From this point various others follow; if vaccines are ineffective then large risks need not be shown – any risk at all makes being vaccinated an unwise choice. If vaccines do not perform their role [&hellip

Vaccines Vs Pneumonia Darcy Cowan Jul 29

One of the linchpins of the anti-vaccine movement is the attempt to muddy the issue with regard to vaccine efficacy. From this point various others follow; if vaccines are ineffective then large risks need not be shown – any risk at all makes being vaccinated an unwise choice. If vaccines do not perform their role [&hellip

It’s Not Robots, It’s You! Darcy Cowan Jun 13

The above words were said by my not-quite-three-year-old son to his slightly bemused mother this morning. This exchange followed a conversation I had had with my son earlier while getting him dressed which went something like this: [a noise outside very much like a car door slamming] Son: What was that noise? Me: Sounds like [&hellip

It’s Not Robots, It’s You! Darcy Cowan Jun 13

The above words were said by my not-quite-three-year-old son to his slightly bemused mother this morning. This exchange followed a conversation I had had with my son earlier while getting him dressed which went something like this: [a noise outside very much like a car door slamming] Son: What was that noise? Me: Sounds like [&hellip

Daily Deals and Altmed Pseudoscience Darcy Cowan May 09

I’ve been noticing the occasional product on the daily deal site I frequent that is, how to put this delicately, BS. Today I saw one that I just had to have some fun with and hopefully give people some idea of what the product is really about at the same time. In this case the [&hellip

Daily Deals and Altmed Pseudoscience Darcy Cowan May 09

I’ve been noticing the occasional product on the daily deal site I frequent that is, how to put this delicately, BS. Today I saw one that I just had to have some fun with and hopefully give people some idea of what the product is really about at the same time. In this case the [&hellip

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