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Things I Think About, by Peter Bowditch

I go trolling

Over a period of a week I found myself in several discussions on Facebook, many of them in forums with “Skeptic” in the title, where people expressed strong opinions about the sort of foods humans must eat, the stupidity of religion and its adherents, the dangers of genetically modified foods, the compulsion of people making […]

Security experts. Right!

Article in the Gebesse blog about people who think that their computers and data are secure but aren’t. http://www.gebesse.com.au/blog/2014/04/security-experts-right/

Does homeopathy work?

Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council has had a look at the uses of homeopathy to treat various medical conditions. The result: don’t waste your money, it does nothing. A draft of the report has been released for public discussion. You can read it here. People have until May 26 to comment on it […]

Sometimes we geriatrics know things

Article in the Gebesse blog about people who forget history. http://www.gebesse.com.au/blog/2014/04/sometimes-we-geriatrics-know-things/

Deadbeats

Article in the Gebesse blog about people who don’t pay their bills. http://www.gebesse.com.au/blog/2013/12/deadbeats/

Bitcoin Bollocks

You might have heard of a currency called Bitcoin. It only exists on the Internet and according to it’s supporters it will eventually replace all other currencies used for electronic payments. It is so powerful that the banks don’t know what to do about it. It is absolutely secure and can’t be manipulated because the […]

Media Release: Meryl Dorey and the AVN – Another loss in court

The following message was sent to various journalists and media outlets today: Meryl Dorey from the Australian Vaccination Network has failed in another of her attempts to use Apprehended Violence Orders to silence her critics. In September 2012, Ms Dorey applied for three Apprehended Personal Violence Orders against people who had been critical of her […]

Meryl misquotes – how unusual

A pervasive trait of anti-vaccination liars (shared by many followers of pseudoscience and pseudomedicine) is to cite or even quote material which can easily be shown to be either false, crazy or even saying something opposite to the quoter’s position. Here are some articles from The Millenium Project showing Meryl Dorey from the Australian Vaccination Network committing these acts. The […]

The AVN – Lies, deception and threats

We are continually told by Meryl Dorey and others at the Australian Vaccination Network that they do not oppose vaccination (they just want it to be 100% safe), they are honourable people whose motives are misunderstood, and they never threaten people (because threatened people might go to the courts seeking Apprehended Violence Orders). Here are […]

Meryl Dorey lies about SIDS and SBS. And me.

Possibly the two most disgusting ideas emanating from the foetid “minds” of anti-vaccination liars are that vaccines are the cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and the damage seen in Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). Meryl Dorey is up to her armpits in both, of course. (In a later article I will chronicle her support for […]

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