The Wakefield Study #47

February 19, 2010

This episode was recorded when Science for the People was called Skeptically Speaking.

We take an in depth look at the recent Lancet retraction of Andrew Wakefield's research into a correlation between Autism and the MMR vaccine. Pharmacist Scott Gavura, research ethicist Nancy Walton and author and philosopher Chris MacDonald explore the shoddy science, questionable ethics and the repercussions of more than a decade of misinformation. And on Speaking Up we talk to Rodrigo de la Jara of the Greater Edmonton Skeptics Society on the value of basic research.

Guests:

  • Scott Gavura
  • Nancy Walton
  • Chris MacDonald
  • Rodrigo de la Jara
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