The irony award this week goes to… Dr Jay Gordon who writes in the Huffington Post blog:
When medical research manipulates data to prove what you suspect is false, doubt the research, not your original impression.
Um, perhaps Gordon will apply that method to this post by (er) Dr Jay Gordon that refers to the “excellent research” by the likes of Geier and Geier. That shouldn’t be too much of a stretch: their research has been shown to be full of methodological errors.
Or perhaps he should look at the work of Geier and Geier and apply the method used in this post by (er) Dr Jay Gordon where he states a pro-vaccine study “borders on being worthless” because its lead author conducts trials sponsored by vaccine manufacturers. He concludes:
…the appearance of impropriety is strong enough to make me ignore the study. You should, too.
As Orac has noted, Geier and Geier make a living as expert witnesses against the vaccine companies:
David A. Geier, his son, is president of MedCon, a medical–legal consulting firm that helps vaccine injury claimants to obtain money from both the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and through civil litigation.
(My bold.) MedCon - now there’s an appropriately named firm.
Dr Gordon, allow me to present these two guys:
Mr. Pot, meet Mr. Kettle.
PS: Orac has just posted a much more detailed rebuttal of Dr. Gordon’s piece.