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  •  some people just don't like early multi vax (1+ / 0-)
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    TakeSake

    personally I'm fine with having vaccinations spread out over several years. That's not the same as anti vax, no matter what some people argue.

    Dear NSA: I am only joking.

    by Shahryar on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 05:10:48 PM PDT

    •  But it goes against the best science (3+ / 0-)
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      From my logic, once you decide to vaccinate, what does it matter with 1 or 100,000 vaccinations. None of the ingredients is harmful in anything but large quantities over a long period of time. The human baby inhales 500,000 to 1 million new antigens with every breath. So, that's not going to do anything. And we know how to protect children with the current scientifically based schedule.

      But not I have a vote, but I'm glad you're most of the way there with vaccines. I wish I could convince you on the rest.

      Skepticism is evaluating the quality and quantity of evidence to reach a conclusion. It is not gathering evidence to support a closed minded conclusion.

      by SkepticalRaptor on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 05:46:15 PM PDT

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      •  Some people have to do it their own way (1+ / 0-)
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        ebohlman

        Expert opinion be damned.

        Vai o tatu-bola escamoso encontrar-me onde estou escondendo? Lembro-me do caminho de ouro, uma pinga de mel, meu amado Parati

        by tarkangi on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 11:35:12 PM PDT

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        •  Yeah, it's the feeling of empowerment (1+ / 0-)
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          which in this case is merely an (inaccurate) feeling, similar to that experienced by the participant in a "make money fast" chain letter. I think a similar feeling of false empowerment is what motivates the rank-and-file teabaggers (the leadership is motivated by genuine (though anything but enlightened) self-interest, of course).

          Unfortunately when smart and educated people get crazy ideas they can come up with plausibly truthy arguments. -- Andrew F Cockburn

          by ebohlman on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 06:26:11 AM PDT

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          •  Loved your diary on whale.to (0+ / 0-)

            Some people are just high on their own narcissistic supply.

            Vai o tatu-bola escamoso encontrar-me onde estou escondendo? Lembro-me do caminho de ouro, uma pinga de mel, meu amado Parati

            by tarkangi on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 08:36:41 AM PDT

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            •  The only reason I didn't rec this (0+ / 0-)

              is that I didn't check back until the time window for reccing had expired.

              Unfortunately when smart and educated people get crazy ideas they can come up with plausibly truthy arguments. -- Andrew F Cockburn

              by ebohlman on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 03:05:42 PM PDT

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