Ridiculously Immature Monkey BusinessMay 18, 2008
This just in from Orac of Respectful Insolence…
Apparently, some twat sent him an email, calling him an asshole. That was it. No explanation, no nothing. Dude, that’s like, so elementary school. Naturally Orac had to have some fun with it. J.B. Handley, the moron who sent him the email, runs the net group Generation Rescue, which is just another misinformation-peddling site, that subscribes to the autism-vaccine-link bullshit, and probably sundry other forms of idiocy related to “what causes autism”.
I can’t come close to Orac’s ability to describe the situation and explain the “junk science” behind Generation Rescue, so just click the link at the beginning of this post and read his words.
The long and short of his post is: Generation Rescue talks about an experiment with monkeys, and it’s a badly planned experiment designed to “prove” (or at least try to prove) that vaccines cause autism-like symptoms (whatever the hell THAT means) in primates, and therefore show cause that there is a link between autism and vaccine load in humans. Okay I can’t write. I swear, I’m exhausted. If Ivan or The Integral were writing this, they would probably do a much better job than I can. Maybe, maybe not. They’d like to deny that. Who knows….
I chose the particular title that I did, because I thought JB Handley was incredibly immature to send Orac that email, and Orac’s article was about the experiment with the monkeys.
anyway…off to bed!