Germ Theory Denialism
You would not think that in the modern world that there would still be luddites who deny the germ theory of medicine, but they are all around us. From Huffpo, to Jim Cary, to Bill Maher, to the raw foodists, they are everywhere and they are becoming more dangerous to our health as their movements enlarge. C0nc0rdance once again bats it out of the park with this video examining the common threads of the denialists, and what they have in common with Creationists and other luddites.
C0nc0rdance | August 06, 2010
How can people actually deny the Germ Theory of Disease? How about by coming up with a loony counter-theory thoroughly discredited over 200 years ago? Sound familiar to anyone?
Don’t focus on this one small group. Look at the similar patterns that you can notice in many different denialist positions. Attack the founder, deny the evidence, use faulty ‘common sense’ logic, make it political, and baffle them with bull.
Simple rationalwiki discussion of GTD
Orac of Respectful Insolence does a good job of taking on Maher.
Center for Unhindered Living