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1 surlymarv  Apr 15, 2015 12:05:25pm

“but the modern immune system might be less robust than it used to be because it doesn’t get its full workout going through a disease like the measles”

See this is my problem with people like this. In his head it makes sense that the body might work this way, never mind that he’s not a doctor or pathologist and really doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about. It’s like Aristotle believing that heavier object fall faster than lighter ones. This seems to make perfect sense if you just think about it. Unfortunately for Aristotle and Maher science is based upon experimentation and actual data rather than what just seems to make sense in your head.

2 Romantic Heretic  Apr 15, 2015 12:23:51pm

I’m not sure which stance is stupider or more disgusting.

3 Drive By Commenter  Apr 15, 2015 12:32:20pm

Babblespeak. No vaccines? Don’t need them? On what planet?

4 Ace-o-aces  Apr 15, 2015 12:45:25pm

re: #1 surlymarv

my problem with people like this. In his head it makes sense that the body might work this way, never mind that he’s not a doctor or pathologist and really doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about. It’s like Aristotle believing that heavier object fall faster than lighter ones. This seems to make perfect sense if you just think about it. Unfortunately for Aristotle and Maher science is based upon experimentation and actual data rather than what just seems to make sense in your head.

I once had an attending tell me that a big reason some of his patients didn’t comply with treatment was that they were “too smart”. That is, they thought they understood the medical science and convinced themselves they knew better than the doctors. These were generally well educated people who knew just enough to make the wrong decision. (He was a transplant surgeon, and he was talking about people not taking anti-rejection drugs. You can imagine how well that went).

5 No Country For Old Haters  Apr 15, 2015 3:53:32pm

re: #4 Ace-o-aces

These were generally well educated people who knew just enough to make the wrong decision.

This is very common. People who excel in one narrow area often think they’re expert in all things. The people posting comments at technical sites display this problem all the time.

Ben Carson is the most extreme example that comes to mind.


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