EDIT: Not talking TO Codd
but he made a statement the tone of which i disagree with and I've included references explaining WHY I disagree. Peace. ;-)
Woo is bulls**t, whether pseudo-scientific bulls**t or talking-to-your-dead-grandma bulls**t.
A person must know your woo
in order to find ways to defeat it. In this case, some clever empathy and understanding of how parents like herself came to the WRONG logical conclusion, (Logical Fallacy: Confirmation Bias
and False Causility
EDIT: I'm addressing the tone
of the WOO comment based on some statments made by medical researchers dealing with the Autism problem.Advertisement to Defeat Misinformation Being Spread by McCarthy using EMPATHY rather than DISCREDIT
<--- Sadly might go over the time allotted for normal ad, but basic idea below
Deep Voice: <--- Note to Codd, I had full facts yesterday, I'm in hurry. Assume REAL ad would have 100% of facts correct. All the information I got was from memory of articles I found yesterday quoting doctors ALREADY fighting the ignorance and understanding why the ignorance is there.
Imagine having a nice child who SEEMS normal. <--- I'm empathizing but WEASLING in the TRUTH. ;-).
You are TOLD based on established science that it was SAFE and NECESSARY to immunize your child and you did so when he was this age <--- One I believe, forgot
Shortly afterwards when other kids were developing language skills, yours was starting to act strangely <--- Canadian doctor explained Symptoms of Autism occur when language skills develop around time person gets lots of shots
And then, you heard about a possibility
that Autism was caused by these Vaccines? This was based on an study in 1988 iinvolving 13 medical researchers.
It is VERY natural to ASK whether the VACCINES caused the Autism OR whether you observed to things happening at the SAME time!!!
We KNOW measles KILLS people in the THIRD world. This disease is a REAL danger to our children. But we expect medicine to be safe.
Scientists asked the SAME Question.
In science major results are CONFIRMED by more scientists trying to reproduce the same RESULTS and coming up with better ways to test things.
In 2004 after further research, 10 of the 13 scientists involved in the 1988 study retracted their claims from the original paper, feeling tthere was NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE to establish the original link.
Scientists were STILL not satisfied. Further research was performed ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!
In 2006, several doctors in Montreal Canada completed a study, involving 28000 children. The result of the study was that being vaccinated did NOT alter ones change to get autism.
In 2008 in Los Angles another study was released observed the Autism rates in 250,000 kids. (The study took into account the fact that now the definition of Autism is broader than previously.) Despite the fact that VACCINATION rates have Dropped
due to Autism fears, the scientists found the AUTISM rate STAYED the same!!! <--- I believe this was study summary
In 2008, ANOTHER study, tested samples from autistic and non-autistic children. The lab included the one used in 1988 study. The labs were not told which samples were from Autistic children and which were not. Results again were negative.
Many many more studies have been performed and each time the result is the same.
Do NOT trust this advertisement!!! Check the facts and remember they come from MANY sources all over the world, both government and private. You CANNOT afford to be wrong, your child's health is at stake.
Science continues its search for ways to fight autism. We WILL find a cure.
Sometimes Scientists DO get things wrong but other SCIENTISTS always correct the mistakes. This is why results are ALWAYS duplicated by other scientists in other countries. This is why scientists constantly look for BETTER testing methods, to find the truth, they have to consider a lot of factors.