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BACKinBLACK

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I certainly don’t argue that this group exists.


I just know that there is a group of well educated (not science) liberals who also fall in the antivax group. Strange bedfellows.

I’m trying to remedy this. I was a finalist for a biology position working with nonmajor students here at the local university this spring. My real interest was to develop more scientifically literate graduates who weren’t science majors. Too often science education focuses on what we know instead of how we know it. I think leaving the how we know out has really left this population susceptible to anyone who sounds like they have an idea to be credible. We now have antivaxxers, and flat earthers to go with our young earth creationists and climate change deniers. They aren’t stupid, just not scientifically literate enough to know what they don’t know. Dunning Kruger on roids. (The search committee hired a PhD virologist, I would have turned it down anyway after finding out how little teaching I would have gotten to do.)

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Posted: 09/16/2020 at 9:15PM



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Anti-vaxxers question -- JeffGerardi 09/16/2020 6:50PM
  2%..... -- SamSpade 09/17/2020 08:09AM
  45% of Americans get an annual flu vaccine ** -- CurtisB 09/16/2020 9:38PM
  But are the 55% who dont -- JeffGerardi 09/16/2020 9:52PM
  Are you serious? 80%+ anti vaxxers identify as... -- LinoleumSolo 09/16/2020 7:50PM
  That just isn't true.... -- SamSpade 09/17/2020 09:46AM
  Seriously..getting a shot is now political? ** -- BadgerBuff 09/16/2020 9:40PM
  I'm not one yet I believe that is stereotyping -- WinningLeadership 09/16/2020 8:12PM
  Good points,but Trump has emboldened these idiots... -- LinoleumSolo 09/16/2020 8:17PM
  Other than Jenny McCarthy, I don’t know any -- JeffGerardi 09/16/2020 8:01PM
  I know lots of 'em. Nutty and ignorant. ** -- LinoleumSolo 09/16/2020 8:08PM
  Re: Anti-vaxxers question -- Aussie Buff 09/16/2020 7:37PM
  Me too. ** -- LinoleumSolo 09/16/2020 7:51PM
  Are you sure? -- 84Buff 09/17/2020 10:56AM
  Could be, I know both. ** -- BACKinBLACK 09/16/2020 8:13PM
  Trump and his buddies-the anti-vaxxers. An abstract -- LinoleumSolo 09/16/2020 8:21PM
  I’ll check it out . Trump is at war with science. -- BACKinBLACK 09/16/2020 8:26PM
  I certainly don’t argue that this group exists. -- BACKinBLACK 09/16/2020 9:15PM
  Most anti-science people fall into one big group... -- LinoleumSolo 09/16/2020 9:27PM
  Reasoning skills are scary. -- BACKinBLACK 09/16/2020 9:52PM
  Good job -20 to 30 ACT is spectacular! ** -- LinoleumSolo 09/16/2020 10:26PM
  It did,you just didn't know it. ** -- LinoleumSolo 09/16/2020 9:38PM
  Re: Anti-vaxxers question -- Gateway 09/16/2020 7:21PM
  Re: -- Ethical Skeptic 09/16/2020 8:46PM

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