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Mooney’s latest article on the topic begins with an appropriate quote by Stanford University psychologist Leon Festinger, who observed:
A man with a conviction is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
To drive home the point of how deluded the Age of Autism folks are, it's easy to compare them to conspiracy theorists. And not the garden variety ones, but the worst of deniers of reality. I think Vaccines Times actually cuts them a lot of slack, but I would say that the anti-vax pro-disease movement is only slightly less crazy than a flat earther or geocentric believer.