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The Scenario Antivaxer posts idiotic argument Skeptic posts rebuttal Antivaxer denies or avoids rebuttal Skeptic responds Rinse, repeat
The misconception That somehow, if a rational enough rebuttal is offered, the original poster will change their mind and withdraw This will never happen NEVER
Why? Ignorance or denial of basic concepts needed to grasp science Disconnection from reality and inability to process Solipsism and magical thinking Dunning Kruger Backfire effect Among other reasons
What to do instead?DISCUSS Do not ignore Antivaxer or parrot? Soliloquise If possible, use regulatory channels Time is a non-renewable resource Take screenshots Blog and tweet, sidewiki*
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