Unfortunately due to some computer problems James’ audio this week got scrambled and we had to use the G+ recording. Sorry, but instead of chucking the episode we decided to release it as a mid week surprise. Myles and James were joined by one of their favourite scientist, C0nc0rdance to talk about the film Vaxxed. Vaxxed is a poor attempt at cashing in on the pain and suffering antivax peddlers have caused. The film centres on the CDC whistle blower and the now retracted study that followed. Needless to say the paper is found wanting on many many levels from crap use of stats to a tiny number of test subjects, almost like the author went out of their way to present a conclusion based on a lie…
The nerds are joined by the wonderful Colin McRoberts who some might recognise as the violent metaphors Conspiracy cruise correspondent. Colin crowd funded a ticket to join the cruise to help him fact find for a upcoming book on irrational beliefs. This cruise was no small time fish, some of the biggest names in the woo world were midship with Colin such as Mr Wakefield. Colin was kind enough to join us for an hour to go through what happened on the cruise and his experiences with woo believers.
- A much more detailed account of Colin’s time can be found here at his wife blog
- We also mentioned the popular mechanics article which can be found here
- Colin is on twitter here