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(Mother Jones)   Study: messages designed to convince parents to vaccinate their children actually convince parents to not vaccinate their children   ( motherjones.com) divider line
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2014-03-03 08:49:58 PM  
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Monkeyfark Ridiculous: AntiNerd: <SNIP>


That's a museum-quality collection of straw men right there.


It's not a strawman if he admits that he has vaccines and would get vaccines his kids if he had them. I'm sure some of the best doctor visits he's had are for vaccines. He's just concerned.
2014-03-03 08:05:54 PM  
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AntiNerd: 1. Vaccines have been essential tools to control and in some cases eradicate some diseases. Therefore, all vaccines are implicitly good for you.

2. Drug companies can be counted on to never fudge testing numbers in the interests of profit. They will always think of their long term interests and realize that the short term profit isn't worth it if it damages their reputation.

3. Anyone who ever questions the efficacy or safety of any vaccine is an anti-vaxxer even more stupid than Jenny McCarthy if that was possible.

4. That goes for anyone who questions whether 686 injections by the age of six is a good idea. This is what our bodies are evolved for and profit motive has nothing to do with it.

5. The government health authorities are always right and always get it right. Except of course if contradicts my personal ideology or pre-conception.

6. If a chemical compound can preserve a vaccine, it must be great for you.

Words to live by I tell you.

Disclaimer: I keep up with my vaccinations with the best risk assessment I can manage. I would do the same for my kids if I had any that age.



That's a museum-quality collection of straw men right there.
2014-03-03 07:52:08 PM  
1 vote:

AntiNerd: 1. Vaccines have been essential tools to control and in some cases eradicate some diseases. Therefore, all vaccines are implicitly good for you.

2. Drug companies can be counted on to never fudge testing numbers in the interests of profit. They will always think of their long term interests and realize that the short term profit isn't worth it if it damages their reputation.

3. Anyone who ever questions the efficacy or safety of any vaccine is an anti-vaxxer even more stupid than Jenny McCarthy if that was possible.

4. That goes for anyone who questions whether 686 injections by the age of six is a good idea. This is what our bodies are evolved for and profit motive has nothing to do with it.

5. The government health authorities are always right and always get it right. Except of course if contradicts my personal ideology or pre-conception.

6. If a chemical compound can preserve a vaccine, it must be great for you.

Words to live by I tell you.

Disclaimer: I keep up with my vaccinations with the best risk assessment I can manage. I would do the same for my kids if I had any that age.


Keep building those strawmen dude.
2014-03-03 06:05:16 PM  
1 vote:
You can always tell an anti-vaxxer, but you can't tell them much.

/I hate the backfire effect
//I wonder if it's Bayesian reasoning applied to retroactive self-justification
2014-03-03 05:45:36 PM  
1 vote:

doglover: I don't know. Could it have something to do with the years upon years of hyperbolic lies piled onto society by social do gooders who were full of shiat like MADD and the anti-smoking lobby? Could that have maybe, I dunno, somehow influenced your credibility in some way?


So you're saying that smoking is healthy as all get out? Like we should start babies on it? Maybe require it in the workplace, restaurants and shopping centers? I mean, I'm with ya that MADD stepped out of their box YEARS ago, and has switched from just being about drunk driving prevention to moving into a prohibition sphere, but I'm not really sure what "evils" the anti-smoking people have done, except made it so the rest of us no longer want to shoot up so many farking public places because of all of the self absorbed smokers polluting the air and throwing their butts on the ground.
2014-03-03 05:28:59 PM  
1 vote:
Vaccines are bad cuz Dr Mercola can't legally sell anything you inject yourself with.
 
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