I'm not dead (I was abducted and held captive by aliens for 70 yrs, but they kept their promise to return me to present without anyone experiencing me as having been absent, so that has nothing to do with it), just deep underwater.
But tomorrow some interesting things: the results of a large national opinion study of public perceptions of the risk of childhood vaccines (including an experimental component on the impact of typical forms of communication about public attitudes and behavior).
A preview ...
The trope ...
... some actual evidence
Tune in for more details!
Ach! I got the "no warming" & "warming but natural causes" groups inverted in my figure. As a result, I understated the proportion of the sample that doesn't see any global warming: it's 33%, not 18%. In additionly "only" 73% -- as opposed to 80% -- of these "hard skeptics" say they think vaccine benefits outwight risks. That's either just barely or just barely not a "statistically significant" difference compared to the percentage of AGW believers & "soft skeptics" (warming but from nature) who take that position (80%).