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Counting rats, part 1

No, this isn’t about pet rats, even though I just did a post on pet rats. It’s about numbers — how we count things, and what we do with the numbers we get. It’s about two otherwise unrelated recent articles … Continue reading

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Measles surge years after vaccine-autism scare: science denial comes home to roost

The AP reported this past week that the incidence of measles has surged in the UK since Andrew Wakefield and colleagues first made their report in 1998, now considered fraudulent, that cases of autism are linked to administration of the … Continue reading

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