The toll on stupidity paid again…as usual, by innocent children
By PZ MYERS - PHARYNGULA
Added: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 21:34:32 UTC
A measles outbreak has claimed the lives of 70 children in Zimbabwe over the past two weeks, mostly among families from apostolic sects that shun vaccinations, state media said Thursday.
I'm still waiting for news of evangelical atheists traveling to distant lands and killing people by encouraging ignorance. It doesn't seem to happen.
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