[back] rationalization [back] pejorative [back] Name Calling, Ad Hominem
[This is an old term from the 19th century for the
opponents of (mostly smallpox) vaccination who then formed the The National Anti-Vaccination League.
Since then the medical industry has made great strides to make the term 100%
pejorative (a word with negative
attachments) and with control of the media they have succeeded as, in
Creighton's words: The public at
large cannot believe that a great profession should have been so perseveringly
in the wrong, as you can see in this
JAMA article, so it fell out of use by
vaccine activists for that reason, who wants to be labelled 'anti-vac whackos'
and never get any media mention? (see Orac's
bit about anti-vaccine:
What was that about not being "antivaccine" again?) You can see what you are meant to think
by a page
here on Wikipedia made by an Allopath (Vaccinator) editor which he
demonstrated by linking the page to the crank page
[ref]. The term 'crank',
is pejorative also and another pejorative rationalization term to go with
Vaccination is the Holy Sacrament (and foundation stone) of Allopathy (Corporate medicine) and the devotees don't take kindly to any scepticism.]
Anti Vaccine groups [See:
The National Anti-Vaccination League
The Leicester Anti-Vaccination League
International Anti-Vaccination League
The Anti-Vaccination League of America
Recent anti-vaccinators [see:
Mendelsohn MD, Dr R.
Critique of Wolfe & Sharpe. Anti-vaccinationists past and present
Anti-Science Activists Label Pro-Vaccine Safety Advocates "Antivaccine" in June 26 JAMA Article This article is a sophomoric attempt to label the vaccine safety and informed consent movement as "anti-vaccine" in order to deflect attention from the very real gaps in scientific knowledge about the biological mechanisms of adverse responses to vaccination.
"Anyone who adopts the cause of the "anti-vaccinator" is, ipso facto, reckoned by a vast number of people—who on any other subject would judge fairly and patiently—a crank, a faddist, and a fool." ----[1895 Book] The Vaccination Question by Arthur Wollaston Hutton
The anti-vaccinists are those who have found some motive for scrutinizing the evidence, generally the very human motive of vaccinal injuries or fatalities in their own families or in those of their neighbours. Whatever their motive, they have scrutinized the evidence to some purpose ; they have mastered nearly the whole case ; they have knocked the bottom out of a grotesque superstition. The public at large cannot believe that a great profession should have been so perseveringly in the wrong.  Jenner and Vaccination A Strange Chapter of Medical History
Anti-vaccination Liars - Peter Bowditch
The Anti-Immunization Activists: A Pattern of Deception - Ed Friedlander, MD
Ohh look, yet another page filled with the typical ignorance and lies propigated by the anti-vaccine group.
A rather separate organisation with a general anti-vaccination view but with other more significant characteristics was the Nazi party. In addition, there is a considerable overlap with homeopathy and conspiracy theorists, and a subset of the material shades into the appearance of psychosis. --Wiki Editor
"Who knows what John really believes. He's a notorious anti-vaccine propogandist who occupies slot #1 in my killfile and has for about 3-4 years now. He and his whale.to site are well known on sci.med where his "theories" have been shot down time and time again. Unfortunately, he is completely devoid of ethics and the truth is of absolutely no importance to him. No matter how many times his propoganda is proved false, he continues to preach it. His entire site is nothing but a collection of faleshoods, distortions, and rubbish. It would best be described as a porn site."--Carey Gregory (Usenet)
This single user is the most tenacious anti-vaccine editor on Wikipedia, and has filled many articles with his choice anti-science on the subject of vaccination. Everything sounds nice and NPOV, but when the matter is investigated one encounters dangerous lunacy, notoriety and dishonesty. Viera Scheibner, for example, was touted (by another editor) as a scientist with scientific arguments against vaccination until it turned out she had not published more than one paper on a medical topic, was the recipient of the Australian Skeptics' "Bent Spoon Award" and was the subject of an article in Vaccine detailing her views and modus operandi. This has to stop.
Viera Scheibner Notoriety established in the study kindly identified by other authors. Thankfully we are allowed to have articles on quacks.
Since you're new here, I feel compelled to inform you that your use of logic, rationale and facts are not suitable for the anti-vac wackos. You need to learn to use more disparaging comments, obfuscation, and lies - those seem to be the only things they understand.--Vaccine man USENET May 2006
"For your work against quacks, viz. anti-vaccinationists and others, I award you this picture of Sir William Osler and three colleagues!" [ref]
Is there anything that isn't a conspiracy or a hoax? How would you know that anti-vaccinationists aren't involved in a hoax as well? Especially when they could be engaging in mind control? Yes I agree with John that allopathic medicine has been granted a monopoly by the government over health care, at least in terms of medications and devices, reimbursement by insurance companies, etc., but at least this recognizes that allopathic medicine uses the most rigorous scientific methodology. Andrew73 12:32, 9 January 2006 (UTC) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:MMR_vaccine#medical_monopoly
Schoolboy, 13, dies as measles makes a comeback An anti-vaccinationist win. Midgley 23:35, 2 April 2006 (UTC)