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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-05 02:16 PM
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3. I can't view the video via my connection, but...
If you're praising Kennedy for his screeds against the evils of Thimerosal, I'm afraid that he has been correctly blown off and labelled a nutjob. His articles in Salon and Rolling Stone have been thoroughly debunked, and his arguments are little more than fear-mongering laced with a desperate sort of wishful thinking.

It's a shame, really. He was a powerful advocate (in print, at least) for ecological protections, but by throwing his weight behind a nonsensical crusade, he's more or less permanently sacrificed his credibility for the sake of appealing to and fomenting an ill-informed public's fright.

I'm not saying that you are ill-informed, nor am I making light of anyone who knows someone who suffers from autism (or from other conditions insupportably blamed upon vaccinations); I merely reject the bogus arguments of those who propogandize via pseudoscience against actual science, and Kennedy has now placed himself in that camp.
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