Mother Whose Seven Kids All Have Whooping Cough Is Now Urging Parents to Get Their Children Vaccinated

Tara Hills (below), a mother of seven from Ottawa, vaccinated her first three kids as any decent parent would (albeit on an alternative schedule so they hadn’t received them all yet). But then she backed off completely for the other four.

So none of her kids had the full slate of vaccinations:

We stopped because we were scared and didn’t know who to trust. Was the medical community just paid off puppets of a Big Pharma-Government-Media conspiracy? Were these vaccines even necessary in this day and age? Were we unwittingly doing greater harm than help to our beloved children? So much smoke must mean a fire so we defaulted to the ‘do nothing and hope nothing bad happens’ position.

But something bad did happen. All seven of them developed whooping cough, leading to the quarantining of the kids and partial quarantining of Hills. She wrote about the experience, not to provide ammo for the pro-vaccination side, but to warn those parents who continue to question vaccinations that they should stop worrying and get their kids protected:

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How Do Our Behaviors Evolve Into Instincts?

For Darwin Day, Richard Dawkins answered questions about evolution for his viewers. The latest one discusses how learned behavior evolves into inherited instinct:



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Vani Hari, the “Food Babe,” Doesn’t Know What She’s Talking About, Says Scientist Who Does

Yvette d’Entremont does an excellent job of explaining why Vani Hari, the “Food Babe,” has no idea what she’s talking about (which is the main qualification you need before appearing on Dr. Oz, which she’s done multiple times):



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Canadian Politician Quits Party and Becomes an Independent Following Backlash from His Anti-Evolution Rants

This week, Canadian MP James Lunney quit the Conservative party and became an Independent after claiming his party was guilty of “deliberate attempts to suppress a Christian world view.”

In an interview with the CBC’s Evan Solomon, Lunney (apparently not pronounced “looney”) gave a hilarious defense of his anti-science, anti-reality beliefs (beginning at 1:09:17):



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According to the Theory of Evolution, Is Every Offspring a Slightly New Species?

For Darwin Day, Richard Dawkins answered questions about evolution for his viewers. The latest one discusses whether every offspring is a slightly new species:



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