Too Many Too Soon? New Video Explores The Question

“Too many, too soon!” is the favored battle cry of the anti-vaccine crowd. Too many shots, too many antigens, too close together.”

AcademicEarth believes that everyone has the right to a world-class education, and recognizing the existing barriers in academia, they have continued their efforts to curate a collection of free online courses from the world’s top universities.

This video specifically looks at just one canard anti-vaccine parents cite as why they refuse to vaccinate, and why it’s misguided.

Created by AcademicEarth.org

Video from AcademicEarth: Too Many Too Soon?

“Big Pharma” fails to convince TGA of product efficacy

In April last year, pharmaceutical company Key-Sun Laboratories were unable to substantiate claims they had made in an advertisement for a cold & flu product to the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s Complains Resolution Panel, Australia’s consumer protection watchdog for therapeutic goods.

The product, “Oscilococinum” is a manufactured by Boiron – who themselves were the target of a million-dollar class-action lawsuit for the same product, which they settled for $5 million dollars.

The findings by the TGACRP outlined in this document noted that Key-Sun, the advertiser, presented two studies to the TGA in an attempt to demonstrate the product was effective in relieving “fever, chills, body aches, and pains” as part of a cold or flu.

The findings include:

The Panel was satisfied that this evidence was not of a type, range, or quality that could support representations made in advertisements directed to consumers. The Panel also noted that the advertiser had not provided evidence that the studies provided reflected the full balance of evidence available in relation to the advertised product.

Big Pharmaceutical companies such as KeySun need reassess just why they are in the market place; this a blatant financial exploitation of the ignorant and misinformed, and their actions only reinforce the false tenants of homeopathics to those who could very well die as a result.

Unsurprisingly, many cynical advocates of homeopathy don’t consider similar products to fall under the category of “conventional” medicine, but considered an alternative to medicine.

I’m inclined to agree – Homeopathy is not medicine.

Uncut Footage: Alister McGrath & Richard Dawkins on Christianity

While one of the more intellectual responses I have seen to Dawkins, McGrath’s points are ultimately utilitarian – ie: Having faith that God exists assists people to make sense of the world, therefore he exists.

A 15 Part series, videos are relatively short ~5 Minutes.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxc0NpTZE18