Vaccine proponents playbook - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
Old 04-07-2013, 07:36 PM - Thread Starter
Mirzam's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Resistance Free Earth
Posts: 7,610
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 135 Post(s)

This was posted by a gentleman named Greg in the comments section of a AoA article. I thought it might sound familiar! You need scroll down the comments section to read. The AoA article is well worth reading also.



Here are his headings: 


Argument One: We Love Scientific Studies


Argument Two: Curse The 'Quacks' And Their Internet


Argument Three: A Coincidental Thing


Argument Four: MMR and Thimerosal Studies Mean Everything


Argument Five: The Benefits Outweigh The Risks


Argument Six: Everything Causes Autism Except Vaccines


Argument Seven (my personal favorite): The Wakefield Card


Argument Eight: Autism Is Not So Bad


Argument Nine: Better Diagnosis


Argument Ten: Terminologies.

"There are only two mistakes you can make in the search for the Truth. Not starting, and not going all the way." ~ Mark Passio
Mirzam is online now  
Sponsored Links
Old 04-07-2013, 08:05 PM
kathymuggle's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 4,226
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 227 Post(s)

None of that ever happens here!


I do love the Wakefield card.  Every non-vaxxers I talk to says Wakefield was instrumental in getting them to stop vaccinating (not). 


Argument 8 makes me ragey, 9 is almost as bad.


Number 1 is a fun one, too.  I love how one side has tried to co-opt science. Most non-vaxxers love science as well - if they did not they probably would not have bothered to research vaccines in the first place.  


ETA:  Thanks for posting this, Mizram.  When I first started posting on vaccines, I would become upset and hurt when people would paint with really large brushstrokes and suggest we are all conspiracy theorists, were disciples of Wakefield or did not like science.  After a while, some of these arguments lost their power.   These arguments are not nuanced responses to what is being posted, but rather pat remarks (like items from a playbook) they trot out over and over again.  

There is a battle of two wolves inside us.  One is good and the other is evil.  The wolf that wins is the one you feed.


Book and herb loving mama to 1 preteen and 2 teens (when did that happen?).  We travel, go to school, homeschool, live rurally, eat our veggies, spend too much time...

kathymuggle is online now  

User Tag List

Thread Tools

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off