Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Once Again, Something Completely Different

I try to keep this blog limited to water related postings. I did call it "The Water Law" after all. But every once in a while something comes along that is important enough to go "off message." This is one of those things.

I have just finished reading an article in Wired Magazine that explores the "controversy" over child vaccination. As a new parent myself, it is an article that I think every parent should read.

This article also embodies something I have written about here before - the importance of making good science comprehensible to the public. Because, as Ms. Wade, the author of the article points out, it is when science becomes incomprehensible that pseudo-science and fearmongers creep in to fill the void.

1 comment:

  1. Alex, like your posts. I found you via your Twitter account. Good info. Just an FYI, all of your bit.ly urls take me to your homepage instead of the article you are "tweeting" about. You write about a lot of interesting things and it would be helpful for us to not have to scroll down looking for an older post. Thanks for all the updates.