To the Media Who Promoted Faux “Wellness Guru” Belle Gibson​: No, You​ Don’t Get to Criticize Her Lack of Apology

Kylie Willey was suffering the agony of cancer and the sickness of chemotherapy when a friend told her of a true miracle. Sweet, young, and lovely fellow Australian Belle Gibson (below) had recently enchanted national media with her inspiring story of healing multiple terminal cancers by quitting chemotherapy and switching to things that feel “good and nurturing.” 

The 26-year-old’s holistic-lifestyle blog, book, and phone app, all titled The Whole Pantry, advised cancer patients to switch to yoga, meditation, colonics, oxygen therapy, craniosacral therapy (a type of energy-healing head massage), herbalism, and a diet free of dairy, gluten, preservatives, refined sugars, and GMOs.

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Denmark’s New Minister of Science is a Creationist

Esben Lunde Larsen was appointed the new Minister of Higher Education and Science in Denmark last week. He’s now responsible for overseeing research in the country.

But the most concerning thing about his appointment, as we’re finally learning, is that he’s a Creationist. Not necessarily in the Ken Ham/Six Day Creation mold, but still pretty awful:



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Creationist Explains to Eighth Grader How Humans Came Into Existence: “POOF! God Made ‘Em”

Regular readers of this site are undoubtedly familiar with Chad by now. He’s the young atheist who has flummoxed a number of Christian debaters over the years.

Looks like he’s still at the top of his game when it comes to asking questions that trip up Creationists. In a recent debate between atheists Bernie Dehler and Marco Balogh and Christians Ron Kincaid and Dr. Bart Rask, Chad asked Rask what alternative he had in mind if he denied evolution:



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Jim Carrey Goes on Ignorant Twitter Tirade Over California’s New Vaccine Law

Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 277, finally ending vaccine exemptions for reasons of conscience or religious belief:

It was the right move in terms of public safety, but anti-vaxxers are all over the airwaves this week talking about how their “choice” to put children in harm’s way has been taken away from them.

Leading the charge last night was actor Jim Carrey — who, not coincidentally, used to date Jenny McCarthy.

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Unvaccinated Child in Spain Dies from Diphtheria

Earlier this month, I posted about a couple in Spain that didn’t get their six-year-old vaccinated even though it would have been free. That child was later admitted to the hospital with diphtheria, which hadn’t been seen in the country since 1986.

The parents later said that they were “tricked” by anti-vaccination groups and would have gotten the vaccination if they just had proper information.

But it’s too late now. I’m sorry to say that the child died yesterday morning:

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