Discussing the False Prophets

In light of the retraction of the infamous Lancet paper that first started the MMR panic, the Point of Inquiry podcast has a fantastic interview with doctor and vaccine developer Paul Offit who has received death threats for publicly refuting the spurious connection between childhood jabs and autism.

He’s also the author of the book Autism’s False Prophets that traces the emergence of the vaccine protestors, the origin of their fears and the faulty thinking which has driven their campaign.

Offit reflects on the reaction to the book during to the interview and gives a coherent account of what conclusions we can and can’t draw from the science on how autism develops.

It’s a lively and important interview that is well worth 30 minutes of your time.

Link to Point of Inquiry interview with Paul Offit.

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