As any regular reader here knows – I am not a parent. While I know that typically forces me to recuse myself from any discussion even tangentially related to parenting – “you don’t even have kids” serves as a microphone-dropping debate ender for most discussions between parents and the childless – there are exceptions to the rule, especially when the matter at hand strays far from philosophy and nestles next to science and common sense. Just like you don’t need to be married to correctly estimate that Ike Turner was not a good husband, you don’t need to have procreated yourself to have the ability to point out obvious errors in logic and reasoning among certain parents.
Take a look at a snapshot taken from an actual Google search containing the words “vaccine” and “autism” :
How…the fuck…is that…a discussion? I’m going to go ahead and assume that the major medical groups are right. Imagine an article posted on a popular website titled “Astronomers and Astrophysicists Agree Our Solar System is One of Billions; Lebanese National Handball Team Disagrees – Who’s Right?” You would expect to find that on The Onion, only it’s too logically disparate to even be satire.