Bad Astronomy

Antiscience quickies

Some drive-by antiscience news for y’all:

1) Chris Mooney wrote a detailed article about the antivax movement for Discover, which they have intelligently put online. It’s a solid and damning piece about the movement which threatens our children.

2) Speaking of which, Slate magazine also has a take-down of Oprah, who is supporting Jenny McCarthy for reasons beyond reason. I like Rebecca’s take on it, too: short and pithy.

3) The National Center for Science Education reports that an anti-evolution bill requiring that creationism be taught in Florida public schools has died in committee. Of course, these things have a way of being resurrected, so I’m sure we’ll be hearing about it again. And again. And again.