ME/CFS: Harassment of Researchers

November 17, 2012 at 6:14 pm (Miscellaneous) (, , , , , , , , )

As has previously been reported in the press, scientists researching ME/CFS have faced abuse, threats and violence from some activists. Let’s take a look at what this has achieved. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Wrongness of Dr Sarah Myhill

August 5, 2011 at 8:28 pm (Anti-Vaccination) (, , , , , )

Last year, I wrote about some of Sarah Myhill’s incorrect assertions regarding vaccination. Since then, Dr Myhill has substantially amended her website, removing many of the factually incorrect statements. However, some still remain. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hate Mail, Abuse, and Death Threats

June 7, 2011 at 7:05 pm (Miscellaneous) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Paul Offit death threatsThe Guardian have reported that climate scientists in Australia have been moved into safer accommodation, after they received death threats. The Australia National University were quoted as saying that a number of its climate scientists had moved to a secure facility after they received a large number of threatening emails and phone calls. This isn’t the first time that scientists working in a field dealing with controversial issues have been threatened. As Paul Offit, among others, could tell them…

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