In Their Own Words
[Some pharma gang type posts on
Orac blog and others. Catherina
Science & Mom
Babycentre forum pharma trolls 5 years up to 2008.]
My partner has run across the whale.to webmaster
recently on the babycenter.com discussion boards.
He's over there spreading his bullshit to an
audience almost tailor-made for vulnerability to it.
My partner is uncertain whether to alert the site
moderators, or to simply let him continue to lead
the anti-vaccination crowd further into the
wilderness. I'm not sure which tactic to encourage.
Posted by: Rev.Enki |
June 15, 2008 2:31 AM
Posted by: Catherina |
June 15, 2008 7:58 AM
Posted by: Ginger Li |
June 15, 2008 8:25 PM
Posted by: Science Mom |
June 14, 2008 12:40 PM
Anyway, she was trying to tell me the whole
babycenter operation is itself a bit "antivax," but
I was always a bit skeptical. I wrote something once
there myself, being the father of our baby after
all, and I was promptly swarmed by the antivaccine
hydra. They were (it was?) exceedingly indignant
that a male had the audacity to be writing on a
bulletin board about babies. I've since discovered
only mothers have the magical power to intuit that
vaccines are tools of the Illuminati. Or the Jews.
Or the Illuminated Jewsish Jesuits. Or Merck.
I agree the guy appears to be actually, for real,
insane. But so was Charlie Manson. That excuse can
only take a person so far. I'm shocked anyone can
take the nutjob seriously at all, but apparently
some actually manage it. You'd think the overt
antisemitism (not to mention the gibbering insanity)
would be more of a turnoff than it actually appears
to be. I just don't know anymore if it's possible to
have too little faith in humanity.
Posted by: Rev.Enki |
June 15, 2008 11:33 PM
I have a relation who
was blined by measles. Measles can be a killer.
It is not a trivial disease. Who said that MMR
vaccine contains mercury? Not in my knowledge.
Who said that MMR was not safe? A doctor who I
understand can no longer practice in the UK, but
still earns a living in America! The Yanks are
welcome. All the
scientific evidence that I have ever read says
that MMR is safe. If you want single vaccines,
the pay for them. If your child has reacted to
previous immunisations, then don't get your
child vaccinated. Otherwise, don't put the next
generation at risk. Posted
Peter Rowberry |
Tuesday, 24 June 2008 at 04:41 PM
you'd like to point out the "bias" in the
numerous epidemiological studies that show no
link with MMR and autism, if you'd like to
evaluate the papers, then by all means do. But
the combatting of pseudo-science is not social
repression, it's maintaining some intellectual
Posted by: James Davies |
Monday, 23 June 2008 at 04:53 PM
Antivax, Iím puzzled as to why you
would even mention a website that represents the antithesis of
all this blog stands for. Itís a bit like going on an atheist
website and posting a link to the Koran.