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Germ Theory Denialism

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Published on Aug 6, 2010

AUTHOR'S NOTE:
I was careless with my wording on Osteopathic Physicians. In the US, they are evidence-based physicians. Outside the US, there is considerable heterogeneity in who can be called an "osteopath".

How can people actually deny the Germ Theory of Disease? How about by coming up with a loony counter-theory thoroughly discredited over 200 years ago? Sound familiar to anyone?

Don't focus on this one small group. Look at the similar patterns that you can notice in many different denialist positions. Attack the founder, deny the evidence, use faulty 'common sense' logic, make it political, and baffle them with bull.

Simple rationalwiki discussion of GTD
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Germ_the...

Orac of Respectful Insolence does a good job of taking on Maher.
http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/200...

Center for Unhindered Living
http://www.unhinderedliving.com/germt...

*shudder* whale.to, the Most Wretched Hive of Scum and Villany
http://www.whale.to/vaccine/shea1.html

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