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Doonesbury piles on

February 20th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Narrative

From the perspective of popular culture, the evolution of America’s anti-vaccine movement reminds us of Schopenhauer’s three stages of truth, only in reverse. First, the idea that vaccines cause autism and other developmental problems was hailed as plausible. Second, it was questioned, albeit delicately. The third stage, outright ridicule, can be seen in today’s Doonesbury comic.
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  • 1 Julian Frost // Feb 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Heh, heh, heh.

  • 2 Lisa R. // Feb 20, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I love your twist on the three stages of truth. Very apt.

  • 3 Ross Coe // Apr 4, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    How can a person comment on crap like this?

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