What if people who oppose vaccines aren’t anti-science but pro-science? After all, the warning against the MMR vaccine didn’t arise from Crazed Housewives of Hollywood. It was published in one of the most prestigious scientific journals in the world, The Lancet.
Some folks who worry about vaccines are still reading about the original article (aided by luminaries like Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy) though Andrew Wakefield’s article has been long since disproven and retracted.
On today’s edition of The Fourth Estate we survey science, scientific journals, scientists and scientism. I love science and have been fascinated by it since I was a kid. This was a fun, though research intensive, episode.