Ellis: Waking Up from the Wakefield Nightmare

Finally, Huffington Post is doing the right thing by posting this piece. A sample:

One more time, just so nobody misses the point here – Andrew Wakefield lied to you. He lied, and because of his lies, children are dead.

Let’s be clear – science works. You fly in airplanes because we understand lift. You watch television because we understand electromagnetism. And you live in a small-pox free world because we understand germ theory and vaccination. This understanding is a direct result of the scientific method being applied rigorously and openly. This scientific methodology unequivocally gets the job done – and if you don’t believe me, turn your computer off and make your response to this article by casting a spell over a clear pond. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Read the whole thing here.

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