Tag Archives: science

AVN’s Meryl Dorey orders NSW Fair Trading to change its name

The Australian Vaccination Network’s Meryl Dorey has offered up a stinging rebuke to NSW Fair Trading, ordering it to change its name. The demand comes less than 24 hours after Dorey was served with a direction to change the AVN’s name or be deregistered as an association. In an open letter published exclusively on her [...]

Homeopathic First Aid

In case you were in any doubt about the shameful disregard for public health shown by Woodford Folk Festival. Homeopathic first aid: it’s great if you’re suffering from dehydration. Not much good for anything else. Meanwhile, Stop The AVN’s Vaccination Saves Lives banner went down pretty well. There was an article in Brisbane’s Courier Mail [...]

#StopAVN sends Meryl Dorey a message at Woodford: Vaccination Saves Lives

Despite our campaigning, the spineless dolts at the Woodford Folk Festival are this afternoon hosting Meryl Dorey of the Australian Vaccination Network. Were it not for the success of Stop The AVN, our Facebook collective of citizens, skeptics, scientists and medics, Meryl would now be giving a talk entitled ‘Autism Emergency, 1 child in 38′, [...]

I have been doing a little amateur radio astronomy…

…and I’ve captured an image of the early universe in unprecedented detail! Behold! Update: It’s a pun, you see.

Meryl Dorey at the Conscious Living Expo

From the Australian Vaccination Network‘s blog comes an interview with Patricia Hamilton of the ‘Concious Living Expo’. The Conscious Living Expo was a conference last weekend, offering keynotes from: Dolores Canon, hypnotherapist and psychic researcher, who offered a workshop on the Mayan calendar and 2012, as well as a ‘training course’ in something called ‘Quantum Healing Hypnosis’. [...]

What is herd immunity?

 Why do you care if I don’t vaccinate my children? If your vaccines were really that effective, you shouldn’t care, should you? This is by far the most common argument I hear from anti-vaxxers. If we pretend that I don’t care whether non-vaccinators or their children get ill, then at least I’m ok, because [...]

One for MediaWatch: anti-vaccination nonsense on ABC Science! #StopAVN

Among the many successes of Stop The Australian Vaccination Network, the correction of false balance has been one of the most important. Time was, whenever a big story related to vaccination broke, out would bustle Meryl Dorey of the AVN to offer her opinion in the interests of ‘putting the other side’. But unlike politics, [...]

Look, you stupid bastards, you’ve got no gaps left!

Once upon a time, thunderstorms were not just scary and awesome, they were incomprehensible. They watered rich and fecund ground on which god memes could grow, fertilised by ignorance and fear. And grow they did. Zeus, Thor, Brontes, Jupiter, Xolotl, Set and many more were revered and feared for thunder. Nowadays, thunderstorms still inspire awe, but not [...]

#StopAVN: The Doreyan Fallacy

This is how I imagine Meryl Dorey might respond to the recently published study comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated children. Surprise surprise, the only difference was in the vastly differing rates of vaccine-preventable diseases in the two groups. And yet I have lost count of the number of times Meryl Dorey has leapt on individual instances [...]

Archdeacon Narelle Jarrett: I’m Enjoying My Life!

I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful [...]