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Forum: Vaccinations   08-29-2016, 01:10 PM
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Posted By sciencemum
Anecdote: most of my friends have PhDs and I...

Anecdote: most of my friends have PhDs and I don't know anyone with severe autism (quite a few high functioning aspergers spectrum though).
Forum: Vaccinations   08-29-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,165
Posted By sciencemum
I really don't find it funny that parents are...

I really don't find it funny that parents are being scared off of vaccinating, resulting in constant worry about exposure and tetanus (no one who posts here regularly - I know you all believe these...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   08-29-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By sciencemum
Ps. You should still wash you hands though, and I...

Ps. You should still wash you hands though, and I actually really like kale. ;)
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   08-29-2016, 08:19 AM
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Views: 90
Posted By sciencemum
Ten years of HPV in Australia has halved cervical cancer rates

Can't beat the facts. 10 years on from HPV and cervical cancer in Australia down 50% according to this article: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-37211349

That can't be explained by improved...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-22-2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,667
Posted By sciencemum
Dial it down. I did not say that. I simply said...

Dial it down. I did not say that. I simply said you seemed to be inserting a random talking point into a discussion - which you were. That does not make you a shill...it just makes you a person...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-22-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,667
Posted By sciencemum
Sorry don't have time to reply to everyone right...

Sorry don't have time to reply to everyone right now but wanted to touch on this.

Of course it is tax-funded health care, but tax funding is not unlimited. Governments have to look at the...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-22-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,667
Posted By sciencemum
This just comes across as an off-topic talking...

This just comes across as an off-topic talking point you wanted to insert.[/QUOTE]

I'm sorry you feel that way. I was responding to SchoolMama objecting to me calling myself a "natural parent"....
Forum: Vaccinations   08-21-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,667
Posted By sciencemum
What does this have to do with being a "natural...

What does this have to do with being a "natural parent"?

You are interested in science. There is no scientific definition of "natural parent", only a widely abused colloquial one. There's no...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-21-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By sciencemum
Wow you watched that entire video in 7m and...

Wow you watched that entire video in 7m and composed a response about it! Impressive.
Forum: Vaccinations   08-21-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,667
Posted By sciencemum
Did you even read what I wrote before objecting...

Did you even read what I wrote before objecting to it.

I know you think you're right, and because your a librarian you're better at "research" than most, but I wish you'd consider you could be...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-21-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By sciencemum
On the Internet, as is sometimes observed, folks...

On the Internet, as is sometimes observed, folks behaving nastily often dominate the discussion.http://www.mothering.com//forum/images/MotheringForum/smilies/tango_face_wink.png[/QUOTE]

Depressing...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-21-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,667
Posted By sciencemum
Still missing the point. To use as an example the...

Still missing the point. To use as an example the way you want there would have had to be a clear consensus over decades that lead was safe.

In fact there wasn't. Developing evidence showed it...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-20-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,667
Posted By sciencemum
Excellent point. Just quoting it to make sure no...

Excellent point. Just quoting it to make sure no one missed it. :)
Forum: Vaccinations   08-19-2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By sciencemum
It's a tiny amount of aluminium. So little that...

It's a tiny amount of aluminium. So little that it's really not worth being concerned about. You're being a great Mum I'm sure. You have load to worry about - this isn't one of those things.
Forum: Vaccinations   08-19-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,667
Posted By sciencemum
Still missing the point. While the debate over...

Still missing the point. While the debate over lead was going on you didn't have hundreds of thousands of scientists repeating safety studies and saying all the evidence said lead was safe. In fact...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-17-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,667
Posted By sciencemum
I really don't see how you can think this makes...

I really don't see how you can think this makes your point. Scientific consensus developed showing lead in gasoline was a bad idea and now it's removed.

If scientific consensus developed showing...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-17-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By sciencemum
Hmm - and science was used to demonstrate that...

Hmm - and science was used to demonstrate that most of those are incredibly bad ideas and they have stopped.

Meanwhile science is used over and over to recommend the current vaccine schedule....
Forum: Vaccinations   08-17-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,340
Posted By sciencemum
Things must be really different in the us to the...

Things must be really different in the us to the rest of the world. I don't perceive this is a big problem in the U.K.

Perhaps this is because here vaccines are recommended and encouraged. The...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-17-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By sciencemum
That's not my perception. I see a lot of concern...

That's not my perception. I see a lot of concern for both.

Pregnant women have a suppressed immune system (so the fetus isn't rejected as a foreign object) so infection in pregnancy is a huge...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-17-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,313
Posted By sciencemum
It is perfectly reasonable for the vaccine...

It is perfectly reasonable for the vaccine supporters in the forum to point out that sometimes vaccine critics see unlikely vaccine injuries as plausible. It is unreasonable to move from that reality...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-14-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,313
Posted By sciencemum
Just so I get this straight - does this mean you...

Just so I get this straight - does this mean you agree reports of concern over reactions are not being ignored, in fact they are being studied and as a result you will agree with the consensus view...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-14-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,553
Posted By sciencemum
The quantities are so small it doesn't matter. ...

The quantities are so small it doesn't matter.

The evidence they don't cause significant harm is the decades of vaccination with mostly incredibly healthy people -healthier than ever before in...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-13-2016, 11:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,553
Posted By sciencemum
Oh, they don't need to be convinced, they already...

Oh, they don't need to be convinced, they already know. Just like when those cells are super thirsty, they don't crave a big canister of Hydrogen or Oxygen individually.[/QUOTE]

I love this post!...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-13-2016, 11:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,553
Posted By sciencemum
Hey, I want everyone to note how this little dab...

Hey, I want everyone to note how this little dab of framing worked.

I wrote a long post, describing how the system of non-conspiratorial manipulation of reality works when it comes to vaccines.
...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-13-2016, 11:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 833
Posted By sciencemum
For ScienceMum : I keep reading you say...

For ScienceMum :

I keep reading you say that the risk is really tiny - the point that should be made is that we don't actually know that information. It has never been studied and information...
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