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Confronting bias

Postby ƒrosty » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:18 pm

My mother has three year old twins, and she's bought into the Anti-Vaccination movement. She has Naturalism and Anti-Institution biases, and I'm increasingly concerned about the health of my little siblings. How can I approach her about this? The discussion just reinforces her beliefs, no matter what I present in the way of information.
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Postby Spaced Ape » Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:54 am

There's a quote I know from a well-known famous person, I can't remember who said it, nor remember the exact words, but it went something like this:

Those who haven't used logic and reason to come to a belief, cannot be convinced otherwise by using logic and reason.

I'm butchering the quote but the point remains. Even though vaccines have a long history of sound, medical science, and have saved millions of lives, there will always be those who feel they have outwitted the establishment and are ahead of the game compared to everyone else. Its easier to feel smart than it is to be smart.

Honestly how I feel about these parents, is that even if it were the case that vaccines cause things like autism or learning disabilities... that's certainly better than dying from something like measles. Then again, a lot of them believe that if you have the "right diet" then nothing can make you sick. I have nothing to say to people like that. Though I often want to find them and cough in their face, and see how they react.
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Postby Spaced Ape » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:32 pm

...did I just kill a thread in one post?

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Postby Ashreal » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:22 pm

Yes, yes you did. Promote that man.
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Postby Spaced Ape » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:15 pm

As a mod I can only go to Admin, and while I used to want the position, I no longer give a damn. This forum is dead anyway.
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Postby HeRetiK » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:26 pm

Oh man... how often you hit me up about becoming an admin back in the day... now it's dead, all dead!

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Postby Spaced Ape » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:14 am

Like... 6 times? To be fair for quite a while this board was filled with bots and all we could do was move 'em to Garbage so they kept posting while you were off porking teenagers (/s).

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Postby HeRetiK » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:37 am

When first you asked me about becoming an admin I was still a teenager! (holy mother of god...)

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You guys still make me laugh :) Hery I still have that pic you drew me on my wall :)
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