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March 5, 2019

Major Study of 650,000 Patients Finds No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

Filed under: Children, Education, Facts, Health, News, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 11:57

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/03/05/major-study-of-650000-patients-finds-no-link-between-mmr-vaccine-and-autism/

Two decades ago, a later-retracted paper published in The Lancet by the now-disgraced Andrew Wakefield led to a conspiracy theory about how vaccines were linked to autism. Wakefield had falsified the data, used a small sample set, and his results were never duplicated. Yet the lie took on a life of its own, promoted by celebrities and crackpots alike.

The study found no increased risk of developing autism after getting the MMR vaccine, no clustering of autism cases among children who were given the vaccine, and no increase in the rate of autism among susceptible children who were given the vaccine.

Australian immunisation expert Professor Ian Frazer, who along with his team at the University of Queensland developed the vaccine for HPV, said the Danish study definitively confirms the findings of previous studies that vaccines do not cause autism.

March 4, 2019

Just as soon as …

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:59

March 3, 2019

This is a much need bill,

Filed under: Atheism, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 06:52

March 2, 2019

What context …

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 14:29

@hissheeep what makes you think we haven’t read the “whole book”?

Bible don’ts and do’s

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Cartoons, Facts, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Hate, Homosexual, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 14:27

February 27, 2019

Another child has died due to denying medical science

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Children, Criminal, Drugs, Family, Greed, Harm, Health, News, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 06:28

“This case underscores the serious health and safety risks of taking medical advice from someone who lacks a license and the proper training that goes with it,” said Feuer. “These convictions send a strong message that my office will continue to hold accountable those whose actions place lives in danger.”

In August, 2014, Morrow came to the family’s Harbor Gateway home to treat the 13-year-old victim after he became extremely ill due to complications from his Type-1 diabetes. Shortly before the victim died, Morrow told the victim’s parents not to give him insulin but instead to administer the herbs that he was selling. The victim suffered a cardiac arrest and died the next day as a result of complications from his diabetes. The medical examiner determined the victim would have lived had he received proper medical treatment.

 

School grade … is it worth it

Filed under: Atheism, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 06:22

Name: Bible God
Age: 6000
Report: Has not shown up for class in some time. This is probably just as well, as does not work well with others. Tends to blame others for own mistakes. Created evil. Anger and psychopathy issues. F-.

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Book of Horrors.

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The long-fought battle over which is the One True Non-Belief.

 

February 24, 2019

Remember this about your god

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Children, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 14:38

God (only) helps those who (are completely able to) help themselves.

February 23, 2019

What if … roads to hell

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 06:03

February 22, 2019

words

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 06:37

February 21, 2019

Nan sent me this, and it is an interesting read

Filed under: Earth News, Education, Nature, News, Political, Reason, Science, Things I like — Scottie @ 19:03

Thank you Nan for sending me this interesting read.  I have a story to add to this.  Recently I went alone to the grocery store as Ron was sleeping after working a 12 hour shift.   When I got to the register at a store I am well known at, the cashier told me I did not have to put each bottle on the conveyor belt.   I explained I really need to as I need a bag with handles to get the groceries inside my home.   I love this store.  First the cashier told me they would put them in bags for me with out me having to lift them, and second the woman doing the bagging offered to get me non-plastic bags to put the grocers in so I could carry them.  Now to be openly clear we do use some plastic bags to hold the material from the cat box but even our cats can not poop and pee enough to use as many bags as we get.  So to make a long story short, I talked to Ron about this and we are going to buy as many bags as we may normally need and put them in the car.  We will use these as we can.  This is our small attempt to make this a better planet for everyone.  Again thanks Nan.  Hugs

We should understand

 

February 20, 2019

Just so we are all clear on the subject

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Facts, Memes, News, Political, Reason — Scottie @ 13:11

February 18, 2019

Start now please

Filed under: Cartoons, Memes, News, Political, Reason — Scottie @ 15:49

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Nothing to die for

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 10:07

Honesty

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 09:59

Especially since you’ll be praying against me.

Slavery in the bible

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Fascism, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 09:58

February 17, 2019

The Black Death is back, and so are these other diseases you thought were gone

Filed under: Children, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 08:46

https://www.pri.org/stories/black-death-back-and-so-are-these-other-diseases-you-thought-were-gone

However, in recent years, some of the deadly diseases that we thought were the stuff of history books are back with a vengeance in many parts of the world — and not just in developing countries.

Why are preventable diseases making a comeback?

In the US, a recent outbreak of measles has been linked to a rise in unvaccinated children. Up to 40 percent of American parents are either delaying or skipping vaccinations, according to a study published by the medical journal Pediatrics in May last year. Parents subscribing to the anti-vaccination movement ignore the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s calls for vaccination, thanks in part to a now-debunked study linking vaccines to autism.

A wall I could support

Filed under: Cartoons, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 05:37

(cartoon by Andy Marlette)

February 16, 2019

Look for answers, don’t make them up

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 07:37

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