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Anti-Science: “You Keep Using That Word. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.”

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It has become fashionable in the media recently to lament the apparent lack of faith people have in science today. “Anti-vaxxers,” in particular, are often singled out for censure as “anti-science.” Nowhere is this trend better exemplified than in a … Continue reading

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Towards a New Conversation

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September 17, 2020 When I was studying architecture in the 1980s, the treatises and manifestos of famous architects were required reading. One of the most popular was a collection of essays called Towards a New Architecture, written by French architect … Continue reading

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To Mask or Not to Mask: Declaring a Truce

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June 29, 2020 Like today’s guest blogger, Dr. Cammy Benton, we at TMR have noticed an increasingly hostile face off between those who deeply believe that face masks are a universal good and those who don’t. We don’t feel the hostility … Continue reading

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“Vaccine Advocacy” Via Video Game

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April 11, 2017 I went to a lecture last Thursday night, Lady Mary’s Legacy: Vaccine Advocacy from the Turkish Embassy Letters to Video Games, after being alerted by my friend Jennifer Margulis, who lives on the other side of the … Continue reading

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Dr. Paul Offit Takes Aim at (Liberal) Whole Foods Shoppers

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March 30, 2017 Shooting fish in a barrel is a favorite pastime of Dr. Paul Offit, of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, in his pursuit of parents who wish to preserve their right to make personal medical choices for their children. … Continue reading

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The Mythical “Anti-Vaxxer”

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September 8, 2016 You know that family, the one who doesn’t vaccinate? You know those parents, the flippant, uneducated “anti-vaxxers” who haphazardly skip the shots because they’re over worried, can’t science, and have complete disregard for the “Greater Good”? Do … Continue reading

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Scientific Proof: Vaccines DO Cause Autism

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August 30, 2016 This is it: The Changepoint. Can you feel it? The last 30 years have led inexorably to this moment when, for the first time in history, all the candidates remaining in the race for the presidency of … Continue reading

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Changing Media Perception: “Anti-Vaxxers Are [Fill in the Blank]”

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March 26, 2016 Recent events have prompted some startlingly contradictory emotions in me. On the one hand, a day I’ve long been dreading appears to have finally arrived, and on the other hand, a day I have been awaiting with … Continue reading

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There’s No Beauty in Disease

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February 29, 2016 It seems every time I turn around, whether I’m watching TV, the news, or online, there is a commercial or TV show or blogger that is trying to convince me that suffering is beautiful and having a … Continue reading

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Vaccines: Allergy, Autoimmunity, Autism, and More

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January 21, 2016  “The conception that antibodies, which should protect against disease, are also responsible for disease, sounds at first absurd.” — Clemens von Pirquet, 1906 A while back I wrote a blog stating that, while my own views on … Continue reading

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