Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Well, That's Settled. Again.

Vaccines are safe and effective.

We knew this.  This is not new.

But the simple staggering fact is that people who don't understand science are using the scientific miracle of the internet to create widespread scientific illiteracy.

And like the similar scientific illiteracy surrounding climate change, the global impact of these willful ignoramuses is profound.  People have and will die because of basic science illiteracy.

In related news, my son's school district's budget failed again at referendum, continuing to insure that his district has the lowest per pupil spending in the state.

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