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    Anti-Vax Hacks Abuse Fed Facts

    Two weeks ago over at Mary’s Skepchick Quickies post, one particular comment caught my eye. Pcisek wrote the following: This has nothing to do with today’s news stories, but I know of no other forum where I can ask this question. My girlfriend has been hearing the claim that “44 women have died from the HPV vaccine”, and is looking for…

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    Sequester? I Hardly Knew Her!

    As probably the only person on the planet that thinks government budgets are interesting, watching the last couple months of budget negotiations in the US Federal government have been really fascinating, extremely frustrating, and super terrifying. Even worse, every time I go on facebook or twitter I see a multitude of myths and misunderstandings regarding the Sequester negotiations being passed…

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    What the Hell do Experts Know Anyway?

    I am not a climate scientist and in fact I don’t know much about climate science, but I still believe strongly that human caused climate change is warming the Earth. Because climate science is not my area of expertise, it is perfectly reasonable for me to bow to the consensus of scientists that are experts in the field. Since climate…

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