Why we need to stop shaming anti-vaxxers

Anti-vaxxers are seemingly immune to facts (unlike disease! Ha!) and what little patience the rest of the community had for them seems to have evaporated along with our chances of eradicating a number of dangerous illnesses. So what do we do?

Controversial anti-vaccines commercial.
Controversial anti-vaccines commercial.

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What’s up with gaydar, anyway?

Let me start this post by disclosing my bias. I am a MASSIVE science fan. While I didn’t discover it early enough to get into it professionally, I have the utmost respect for people in any field of scientific study (yes, even you, Biologists). In 9 of 10 disputes where a scientist is at odds with a layperson, I will take the scientist’s side (even after studying the issue independently).

There are however exceptions to that rule. This is almost exclusively in the misapplication of science to achieve an agenda outside of increasing one’s knowledge. I believe this is the case here. Continue reading “What’s up with gaydar, anyway?”