This weekend I found myself embroiled in a debate on Facebook with an Anti-vaccinationist. Well, "found myself in" is perhaps the wrong term. I kind of started it. It is one of the issues that I really have a hard time keeping my mouth shut about. Anyhow, things stayed surprisingly civil. I found it interesting that in the midst of our back and forth, my opponent included a link to Google Scholar about the risks of vaccines. I was surprised because looking through several pages of the abstracts and conclusions, I could not find a single study that suggested that vaccines are dangerous or that they should be avoided.
He also dropped this bomb on me: you can cure autism through a special diet of "clean food". I told him to look up the Baloney Detection Kit.