Gerin Oil: HIV is not an indication

Depressing news that three people have passed away following the ingestion the old quack remedy of Gerin Oil: At least three people in London with HIV have died after they stopped taking life saving drugs on the advice of their Evangelical Christian pastors. The women died after attending churches in…

The religious anti-vaccine circle

As well as damaging education, including throwing acid at schoolgirls, the Taliban are repeating the claim of Nigerian religious leaders that Polio vaccine is designed to reduce fertility. The militants [Taliban] have also prohibited immunisation for children against polio – claiming that the UN-sponsored vaccination drive is aimed at causing…

Twit of the day

Here's Inderjit Singh, a sikh BBC 4 Thought for the Day author, on the human embryology bill, proving that it isn't just christians who are willing to misrepresent: What is particularly concerning about the Bill's proposals to allow the creation of part human and part animal embryos is, that while…

Tactical battles with monsters

The Guardian reports on some scientists' criticisms of the clerical attack on science in the UK: Dr Stephen Minger, director of the stem cell biology laboratory, King's College, London, said: "You could perceive that they're saying this out of real lack of understanding, or you could be more cynical and…
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