Jon Entine Kills “Killer-Backpack” Claims

“Anti-Chemical Alarmism Spreads to Your School — Dora the Explorer Will Kill Your Kid!” by Jon Entine.
Today’s toxic headline: a plastic gun is pointed at your children and it looks like SpongeBob, Hello Kitty and Dora the Explorer. Campaigning NGOs and many journalists share a not-so-attractive sensibility: they are often uncomfortable with complexity. Dividing the world, and prickly science policy issues, into black and white makes for exciting narratives. Unfortunately it’s invariably wrong, authoritarian and, as Freud would say, crazy (“neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity”). Read the full article on

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