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Comment Re:For our sake (Score 1) 590

Can someone outline the flaws in the study? I know we here at /. are experts at things like that. But I also don't want to RTFA.

So why exactly should I not believe the original study? From where I stand (which is little to zero knowledge on the subject) I could conclude that each of the co authors one by one were persuaded by the various pharmaceutical companies which standed to be harmed by this research.

For the study, Dr. Wakefield took blood samples from children at his son's birthday party, paying them 5 pounds each ($8) for their contributions and later joking about the incident.

From TFA. I don't think it's really necessary to explain why his sampling methods were ridiculous, but it easily casts a fair amount of doubt on most aspects of the study. I would guess at more if I could find the original study in question, but IANAD, either.

Comment Re:College campuses are full of unusual (Score 1) 284

The parent speaks the truth. One day at my campus, I walked by an entire crowd of mimes. That same week, the aged president of the university whizzed by me in a go-kart, cheering. Not too much later, a man in a top hat and lab coat, astride a five foot tall bicycle with a mounted fire extinguisher, rode past. I could go on, because these are everyday things here. We even have a handful of unicyclists, so I don't know if I'd notice one dressed as a clown.

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