Friday, February 20, 2009

NewAgers Dance Whenever The Plague Returns

In 2005 and 2007, Australia had less than one case per million people. 2006 had an uptick with 6 cases per million, but half those cases are claimed to be attributed to an "outbreak linked to the tour of a foreign spiritual group".

Spiritual group, eh? Hmmm. Antivaxxers? Bet on it.

...Australians continue to amaze me. They do seem to be infected with our own nuttiness — creationism is getting a toehold there, for example, and homeopathy is a plague,...

-- Phil Plait, catching on to how NewAgers have infiltrated, both, the science and medical communities - using medieval ideas to cause unheard of medical problems (including death) in the modern world - for Discover Magazine.