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← An Open Letter to Bill Maher on Vaccinations

Bueller_007's Avatar Jump to comment 19 by Bueller_007

In fact, the very principle of how vaccinations work is additional proof (as if we needed more) against the creationists that evolution happened and that natural selection is real: vaccinations work by tricking the body’s immune system into thinking that it has already had the disease for which the vaccination was given. Our immune system “adapts” to the invading pathogens and “evolves” to fight them, such that when it encounters a biologically similar pathogen (which itself may have evolved) it has in its armory the weapons needed to fight it... It is with considerable irony, then, that as a full-throated opponent of the nonsense that calls itself Intelligent Design, your anti-vaccination stance makes you something of an anti-evolutionist.... Evolution explains why vaccinations work. Please stop denying evolution in this special case.


Great equivocation, Shermer.

Sat, 17 Oct 2009 05:44:00 UTC | #406161