Before there was a Science Pony there was a forum called Healthy Skepticism where Science Pony scienced with her friends. One day she met a new friend Aaron, and his introduction is still to this day the most fresh she has ever encountered. Enjoy.
A video of a baby with pertussis struggling to breathe through a coughing fit has been viewed almost 3 million times since it was posted by Australian mother Rebecca Harreman on November 13th, 2015. While many are rallying around the young family, offering support and compassion at this trying time, there are some who are attacking the video and the pertussis vaccine itself as you can see: Read more
- A video of a baby with pertussis struggling to breathe through a coughing fit has been viewed almost 3 million times since it was posted by Australian mother Rebecca Harreman on November 13th, 2015. While many are rallying around the young family, offering support and compassion at this trying time, there are some who are attacking the video and the pertussis vaccine itself as you can see: Read more
Science Pony loves nothing more than a good opportunity to outreach. Unfortunately this was not one of those times. What it was, however, was a straight-up call to science troll. While the motivations there might be less pure than the driven snow, the results are usually pretty sweet regardless. Bitching out a bunch of misguided Taleb followers proved no exception. Read more
Hello Proponents of the Biomedical Theory of Autism.
You seem to be under the impression that vaccines cause autism, that autism is curable, and that if your child has autism that is just the very worst thing in the entire world.
You are ableist, and you are misinformed. Whether this is by accident of an inferior education system, or the result of sustained, intentional self-delusion I cannot say. The fact that many of you have children, and possibly ones who are on the spectrum, makes me very fearful and very sad.
I want to walk you through a scenario. Read more
In other parts of the world this is widely accepted to be evidence-based. Over 60 vaccine workers have given their lives in Pakistan trying to bring these gifts of life to the citizens of this country. The concept that people in the west would endanger their children and others around them too young or sick to vaccinate, to the families of those who have died for this cause, is simply mind-boggling.
This is my daughter Cailin. She is 3, fully vaccinated, and perfect. She will never have to bear the burden that her grandfather did.
Because science gave us vaccines.
Well Science Pony is perplexed. It all started when I tagged in on a post promoting a “Free” webinar on “leaky gut” and the thyroid and adrenal system by my friend and fellow skeptic/science defender Ryan Phillips. Having taken time and effort to carefully craft polite, evidence-based queries for Dr. Axe, MD, I was confused and a bit hurt to see that not 20 minutes later they had all disappeared from his page, without even so much as a sugar cube thrown my way. How uncivil. Read more
Many who follow this site and Science Pony on Facebook and Twitter are no doubt aware of the venerable Dr Kevin Folta and the “scandal” in which he has recently become embroiled. For those who are not, here is a quick need to know: Read more