Whether it's Anti-Vaxx vs Pro-Vaxx or A.G.W. or No A.G.W., why are both sides of all these conversations so ridiculous?

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On thousands of TV screens, people wearing lots of makeup and expensive clothes repeat the mantra: "the vaccines are safe." Somewhere in the middle of America, a bunch of folks invested in the petroleum industry are treated to a nice dinner, and a well-written speech on how burning fossil fuels has no negative effect on the environment.

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I've been quite struck recently by the level to which false dichotomies, anti-truth, anti-science ideologies have taken over the WHOLE of the mainstream, everyday American conversation. It makes so much sense, as the political conversation in America has long been one of "My team against your team", with little to no regard to what's actually happening in the world, on the details, on the repercussions of the actions being proposed by either side.

Some things I mention in the video:
  • My Series on Climate Change: Part 1 & Part 2
  • My series on Vaccines: Part 1 & Part 2 (Another 5-6 parts coming)
  • Micro by Michael Chrichton & Richard Preston


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Full disclosure, Neil DeGrasse Tyson is my hero. That said, dam good job in explaining the scientific method with its limitations. When I hear someone say they do not believe in science, I am sorry, but I write them off as a crank or a fool. The scientific method is responsible for our cities, cars, airplanes, computers, technology, etc. When some individual gets on the Internet (brought to you by science) and rails against science I have to laugh. How do we deal with the absurdity of this ridiculous discontinuity? If you have any suggestions I would love to hear your ideas.

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Damn Kenny, so much truth in this video!!

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Haha, thanks brother. This whole loosely connected concept has been swirling around for me a lot, I feel a big paper or mini-documentary coming on :-)

You hit the nail on the head with everything in this video. Everything is designed to make you have to say "Wait, what side am I on?" So we can all be as divided on everything as possible.

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