Yes, I’ll take the credit for seeing this one first. 🙂 The New York City Skeptics blog Gotham Skeptic has a post about recent pro-science articles appearing in the mainstream media. The post suggests we might finally be emerging from what a friend of mine refers to as the Golden Age of Woo and into a time when skepticism and sound science are again acceptable public positions to support.
They first mention Amy Wallace’s incisive piece in Wired magazine “An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endangers Us All”, which has been discussed several times over at Science-Based Medicine. They then mention several other examples, including a piece by the Associated Press reporter Marilynn Marchione, whom I previously lauded back in June for her excellent reporting on CAM and pseudoscience. Hmm, I wonder if this might be evidence that I have psychic powers….. 😉