Meryl Dorey and the AVN win 2009 Bent Spoon

The Australian Skeptics Bent Spoon Award was presented last night at the annual Skeptics’ Convention at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. The Bent Spoon is awarded annually for the perpetrator of the most preposterous piece of paranormal or pseudo-scientific piffle and is chosen from a list of public nominations…

Backlash continues against Wired story on vaccination

Last week Amy Wallace, wrote a comprehensive story for Wired Magazine about the dangers of not vaccinating and the damage caused by the anti-vaccine movement called “Epidemic of Fear“. In an extensive interview with Dr Paul Offit, known as Dr (Pr)Offit by the antivaxers, he discussed his role in developing…