A lawyer and environmentalist, Kennedy is a promoter of hard-core conspiracy theories in the anti-vax movement. He wrote is the author of Deadly Immunity, which was published simultaneously in both Rolling Stone and on Salon.com.
He has been particularly shrill and paranoid in his writings, and just as scientifically clueless. This was the primary reason for the controversy that erupted when his name was floated for an Obama appointment to head the EPA.
~ Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know. ~ Bertrand Russell ~ ~ Vaccine refusal is to infectious disease as smoking is to lung cancer, only twice as much! ~ Orac ~
Does this particular woo-meister disappoint others to the extent that it does me? With his auntie and cousins and uncle and, and, and...
Clearly there are are some mental health issues running around in the Kennedy clan, Rosemary exhibiting the worst of it, but so many addiction issues are indicative of self-medicating tendencies as well. It really breaks my heart that RFK Jr continues this nonsense in the face of overwhelming evidence against his initial hypothesis. I'm not angered that he initially wanted it looked at - but his continued *partnership* with Kirby disappoints me to the core.
You know, I feel the same way. Before I was aware of the woo he'd written I was hopeful that obama would appoint him as head of the EPA or a similar position. Now, i understand why they've kept clear of him
disappointment only begins to express my sentiments