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Losing faith in science: the rhetoric of denialism in the autism/vaccines debate

Introduction

Background

Controversy

Present day

Conclusion
References & Links


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Losing faith in science: the rhetoric of denialism in the autism/vaccines debate

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    Honda H, Shimizu Y, Rutter M (2005). "No effect of MMR withdrawal on the incidence of    autism: a total population study". J Child Psychol Psychiatry 46 (6): 572–9. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2005.01425.x. PMID 15877763. Lay summary – Bandolier (2005).

       http://www.generationrescue.org

       The Pink Book: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/default.htm

    Brent Taylor, Elizabeth Miller, C Paddy Farrington, Maria-Christina Petropoulos, Isabelle Favot-Mayaud, Jun Li, Pauline A Waight, Autism and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine: no epidemiological evidence for a causal association, The Lancet, Volume 353, Issue 9169, 12 June 1999, Pages 2026-2029.

    Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines and Autistic Spectrum Disorder: A Critical Review of Published Original Data Sarah K. Parker, MD, Benjamin Schwartz, MD, James Todd, MD, Larry K. Pickering, MD, PEDIATRICS Vol. 114 No. 3 September 2004, pp. 793-804

    Paul Offit. Autism's False Prophets : Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure New York ; Chichester: Columbia University Press, 2010.

    Michael Specter: Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives

    Farhad Manjoo: True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society




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