Uncovering Incompetent anti-vaccine ‘analysis’ : Respectful Insolence
It never ceases to amaze me just how ignorant of very basic principles of science anti-vaccine activists often are. I mean, seriously. Every time they try to post something, whether they know it or not, they end up making themselves look so very, very stupid—or at least ignorant. The Dunning-Kruger effect takes over, and people who may actually be very successful—intelligent, even—in other fields of knowledge make newbie mistakes and draw egregiously misinterpreted conclusions from existing data. Worse, they have no clue that they don’t know what they’re doing. In the arrogance of ignorance, they believe themselves the equals or superiors or real scientists who have spent many years studying the discipline in question and doing real research in it. So it is, when anti-vaccine “scientists” (and I use the term very, very loosely) decide to reanalyze existing data.
I am new to this particular blog, but I like that discussion of scientific methodology is accessible to laypeople. Click through to read the entire post; there are a number of interesting links on the page.