January 17, 2011

The F-Word

I think ThreeSourcers would enjoy Ed Driscoll's "Left Wing Creationism." He links and excerpts a NY Observer review:

Mr. Mnookin was discussing pediatric health with a new parent in his early 40s who explained that he and his wife had decided to delay their child's vaccines. On what sources had he based this weighty decision? Questions along these lines were met with murk. "I don't know what to say," the man replied. "It just feels like a lot for a developing immune system to deal with."

It was this F-word--feels--that left Mr. Mnookin justifiably gobsmacked, and it serves as the departure point for The Panic Virus, an attempt to explain how thousands of otherwise sophisticated Americans could make a fatuous decision to opt out of what is arguably modernity's greatest medical achievement. Most children "exempted" from vaccines (a fittingly ridiculous term, as if the kids place out via AP exam) are not low-information progeny.

Driscoll goes on to suggest that some on the left take an anti-scientific position on climate, including a photo that's worth a click.

Deleterious Anthropogenic Warming of the Globe Posted by John Kranz at January 17, 2011 12:28 PM

I'm glad to read that others are saying it too: "Science" is destroying the credibility of the scientific method.

He doesn't offer a motive (other than "to advance an agenda.") I will - to advance a philosophy of Relativism in the public sphere. This is a necessary component of the mysticism known as "societal good."

Posted by: johngalt at January 17, 2011 2:14 PM | What do you think? [1]