Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check, Beast Of: Vaccines
by Gary Niederhoff on October 3, 2011
Part 11 of Skeptic Check, Beast Of, featuring Paul Offit, pediatrician, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and author of Autism’s False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure.
Could your favorite Earthling also be your favorite Martian?
Allow me to respond: The answer is "yes." It's possible that billions of years ago, tiny bits of biology quit the Red Planet and infected ours. If so, your family tree -- and that of every other terrestrial life form -- has its deepest roots not in the ancient oceans of Earth, but... (read more)