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← An Open Letter to Bill Maher on Vaccinations

Dr Benway's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by Dr Benway

Yeah Bueller, that equivocation over "evolution" kinda undermined the whole thing for me, though I appreciate Shermer's effort.

I equivocate, deflect, and distract all the time in my personal interactions when I don't want an open conflict. 100 percent honesty take time, more time than I usually have. So I settle for "pretty good honesty," for the sake of other's feelings.

But I don't see how Shermer's little white lie is helpful or even necessary in this context. It tarnishes the better parts of the letter with the stink of a sales pitch.

Maher may not fully grok evolution --he clearly doesn't grock the antigen-antibody response. So no biggie, I guess.

Sat, 17 Oct 2009 06:50:00 UTC | #406168