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Sandwiches?

After wasting lots of time arguing with antivaxxers online, I got in the habit of replacing "autism" (or whatever they were claiming) with sandwiches. It was an attempt to show them their logic could be applied exactly the same way to prove something we both thought was ridiculous.

The "both thought was ridiculous" might be giving them too much credit. See the "Vaccines cause..." section here.

It's a humorous example of the Post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy, where someone argues that A causes B just because B happened after A. It literally means "After this, therefore because of this." And if it weren't a fallacy, it would also prove that being unvaccinated causes autism.

See my "Talking points" section here.

Is this funny to you?

Hell fucking no. In fact, the severity of this public health crisis is the only reason I'm willing to spend this time. I don't count on changing the antivaxxer's mind, as nice as that would be, but I am willing to bring in another point of view into an echo chamber of antivaxxers convincing someone else to join them.

My work here is meant to be a little entertaining, but only for the sake of public education and as an opposing force against one of the most deadly groups on the face of the earth.

Everything here is Public Domain, so steal away.

Adam Grant

Adam Grant