[extropy-chat] Are vaccinations useless?

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Wed Mar 15 05:33:19 UTC 2006

On Mar 14, 2006, at 12:54 PM, Hal Finney wrote:

> And the real sticking point Robin raises is this: even if you find  
> this
> convincing, as I do, will you change your habits?  Will you stop going
> to the doctor, and even harder, stop taking your kids or loved ones?
> That's a hard decision!  I can feel my mind squirming, going into  
> "excuse
> mode".  That's what I call it when you don't want to accept the  
> reality of
> something and you are searching for reasons to disbelieve.  It's a  
> very
> specific and noticeable mental state, if you pay attention.  Frankly I
> suspect that many posters here have been spending time in excuse mode.

That you even bring up such a possibility is irrevocable proof that  
this has gone far over into the nut-job arena.  I beg of you, do not  
jeopardize your health, that of your loved ones, or those that may be  
swayed by your words.  This is very serious and dangerous business.

- samantha

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