No, really. Here's the article, and here's the money quote from one Dr. Robert Rowen, an "oxidative therpist" (emphasis mine): Ozone is quite versatile, as you can administer it in many different ways. It’s extraordinary in terms of its anti-infective and antiviral action, and it has virtually no toxicity, making it a prime candidate for both prevention and treatment....Ozone is only hard on the lungs, but it can be given in other ways. It can be given intravenously. It can be … [Read more...]
The Editors no longer have confidence in the soundness of the findings. Original article by Brian Hooker here. Retraction as follows:Retraction: Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination timing and autism among young African American boys: a reanalysis of CDC data Brian S Hooker Additional article informationRetraction The Editor and Publisher regretfully retract the article  as there were undeclared competing interests on the part of the author which compromised the peer review … [Read more...]
The indefatigable Rational Catholic, still undeterred by accusations of being an enormous meany-pants, has provided us with part two of what will be a three-part series explaining why there is no reason to accept Dr. Theresa Deisher's study proposing a link between vaccines and autism.In part one, Rational Catholic teased out the problems with Deisher's statistical methodology. In part two, Problems with Deisher's Study: Biological Implausibility, Rational Catholic systematically d … [Read more...]
Hey, who wants to talk about Dr. Deisher and vaccines and autism and fetal cells and statistics? Some more?
Not me! But other folks do, and ain't other folks what make the world go round? Here are a few good reads for vaccine/austism/fetal cell/Deisher/statistical analysis die hards, following an odd exchange I had with Stacy Trasancos in the comment box of my Monday post, But what if we're not scientists?The folks at Rational Catholic have added an even more in-depth commentary on the statistical analysis in Dr. Deisher's study with Looking a Little Closer at the NumbersJoseph Moore of Yard … [Read more...]
When Catholics have a hard time understanding or accepting some point of doctrine, their path is not easy, but it is clear. John XXIII reportedly told a man, "Accept the teaching you can accept, and pray to accept the ones you can't." We do this because we understand that the magsterium, the teaching authority of the Church, speaks for Christ and deserves our obedience. We don't always like it, and we don't always manage it, but our job is at least to try to accept the doctrine we don't like or … [Read more...]
As we can see from Tuesday's post and the response to it, it's not necessarily clear what we mean when we say "science" or "medicine." So let's put science and medicine aside entirely for a moment, and let's focus on two arguments against vaccines that I keep hearing -- arguments which don't appeal to science at all, but which are spiritual and behavioral.Read the rest at the Register. Note: any snark, condescension, lack of charity, arrogance, self-pity, logical fallacies or otherwise insu … [Read more...]
More and more, religious people are pitching their tents in the vast, squashy wilderness that calls itself "natural living" or "alternative medicine," and are rejecting science and modern medicine -- not some of it, but all of it. Their creed is this: drugs are evil, chemicals are evil, doctors are evil.You can cure most diseases, mental or physical, with a handful of seeds and a few essential oils squirted into the proper orifices. Above all, be afraid.eRead the rest at the Register. … [Read more...]