Immune To Reason

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I don’t know about you but I generally like to take advice from people who know what they are talking about. And knowing what you’re talking about doesn’t mean simply having had an experience with something. Say for example I am in a car crash. I’m not going to ask the mother of a car crash survivor to reset my bones. I’ll probably let a team of doctors manage that. The same is true if my kid has autism. You can fucking bet I’m not going to take advice from Jenny McCarthy, a silicone enhanced celebrity advocate for one of the most pernicious medical myths going: That there is a link between vaccinations and autism.

McCarthy of course famously believes that vaccines caused her son to become autistic. She also believes she “recovered” him by eliminating wheat and dairy from his diet. This former Playboy bunny and nursing school dropout can’t open her mouth without mentioning it. And people listen despite the mountain of facts that prove the opposite.

Don’t believe me? The federal court of appeals special vaccine compensations program spent 10 years looking into the matter. Here’s what one of the tribunal’s three judges said in her ruling:

“Petitioners’ theories of causation were speculative and unpersuasive…To conclude that Colten’s condition was the result of his MMR vaccine, an objective observer would have to emulate Lewis Carroll’s White Queen and be able to believe six impossible (or at least highly improbable) things before breakfast.”


Need more proof? No problem. The genesis of this bunk came from a study in The Lancet. No researchers have ever been able to duplicate its findings. And now it turns out that the author of the study may have relied on fucking altered data. Ooops! Meanwhile Britain’s herd immunity to measles no longer exists and for the first time in 14 years measles has been declared endemic in the UK. There have also been large outbreaks in Austria, Italy and Switzerland.

Jenny McCarthy is a sociopath. Here’s more proof: a link to her blog where she talks about farting on an airplane. And for good measure here’s another post where she writes about examining her own shit and the turds of her seven-year-old son. Next time you’re constipated give her a call. She’s a wealth of shitty information.

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3 Responses to “Immune To Reason”

  1. Ty Says:

    Yeah, it’s insane and so very American, unfortunately, that Jenny Mac’s grasping for an explanation for her child’s illness becomes a “movement”. It’s so Palinesque.

    Science and data win this one hand’s down. Not even close. I’ve talked to data analysts who shrug at how mopetarded most people are. Thimerisol blamers have been soundly defeated, right?

    Between the religious (hello, End Times), the political right (birthers, seriously?), and kooks like J-Mac hogging up the bandwidth, the future of America is fairly dim.

    Careful that boogie man!

  2. raymi Says:

    my friend teaches special needs kids and majority of those kids are autistic. we discussed this very shit last summer (i’m fascinated by autistic people) so i sent him your post. his reply:

    I do remember. I would say this author is pretty harsh with Jenny. I fart sometimes in public too, and would not appreciate being labeled a sociopath for it. Perhaps if I was knowingly farting in a room full of children with severe respiratory illnesses and allergies to methane I could be deemed a sociopath, but not after eating airplane food when flying economy on Air Canada.

    To the blogger’s assertion that the medical community has investigated and debunked the myth about links between vaccinations and autism, I remain skeptical. It isn’t the assertion that vaccines cause autism, but that vaccines with mercury preservatives have a connection. It is not in the interest of the medical business community (vaccine and drug makers) to abandon the use of mercury in vaccines as it allows them to mass produce doses without worrying about loss of product. There have been notable scientific observers who have made the claim that mercury in vaccines is suggestive of a link to autism, and that there could be some degree of cover up by a conservative and territorial medical community.

    http://www.organicconsumers.org/school/thimerosal102505.cfm

    http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0616-31.htm

    I’m not sure what to believe, but I am not fully convinced that the science of human medicine is fully capable of correcting errors when so much money and established business practices, not to mention reputations, are threatened to be upset.

  3. vegan jules Says:

    hells yeah Raymi. Up yours blogwriter dude+Gavin.

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