http://www.metafilter.com/favorites/19030/comments/ - 07/04/15 22:51:11 - 12/04/04 09:21:16
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2028Humans to Mars with current technology, within NASA budgetMaybe we'll see an extension of the plan that involves hollowing out Deimos, turning it into a multi-generational colony ship, taking it to Tau Ceti, and making things really intense.
Or maybe we'll get advances in teleportation that go horribly wrong.
The Great Big Mulp5:58 PM on July 2, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2027That risk is vastly larger to a single unvaccinated child than the risk of vaccine injury is in that same child should it be vaccinated.
Yeah, but we are terrible at risk calculation as a species. Truly terrible. Our brains calculate what 'feels' safest based on so many factors other than the actual odds, and when you add in the very primal instincts to protect your child on top of that, it's not a recipe for purely rational... [more]
Catseye3:39 AM on July 1, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2026"one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country""People say not to touch the hot stove, but then you're supposed to use it to cook your food? No way. Have fun being slaves to Big Kitchen Appliance, sheeple."aaronetc11:41 PM on June 30, 2015wires: In a democratic society, what do you even do with people who doubt the authority of facts? I mean, besides ignore them.
His thoughts were red thoughts: Really, the only thing you can you is patiently refute them, over and over again. In the longer term, fight for effective science education in schools. Make it clear to existing politicians that you value science and evidence-based policies. [...] Yes to all of these.... [more]
Davenhill11:24 PM on June 30, 2015While my son was under the age of 5, my husband's grandmother literally used to ask me every time she saw me whether I was keeping up with his vaccinations. When she was a young girl she contracted some illness (never definitively diagnosed, but quite possibly measles) that caused encephalitis; when she came out of the fever a lot of her memories were missing and she had to relearn an entire year of school. She said the embarrassment she suffered in falling so far behind her classmates caused... [more]
BlueJae9:57 PM on June 30, 2015