Anti-vaccine "experts" By Michael Edmonds • 14/06/2011 • 6 Thanks to Erwin Alber for pointing out this Australian programme on anti-vaccine “experts” in Australia. Just plain scary. antivaxxers Australia 6 Responses to “Anti-vaccine "experts"” Wow. That is an excellent programme. Those anti’s are terrifying. Really well done. +1 from me too. Brilliant idea to remind people just how nasty these diseases are. Dr Viera has got a PhD in rubbish collection. Her views (and the likes of her) must be dismissed & ridiculed whenever you encounter such people. Falafulu Fisi “Dr Viera has got a PhD in rubbish collection” I’d prefer it if posters stuck to the facts – her PhD appears to be in the area of Palaeontology/Geology. “Her views (and the likes of her) must be dismissed & ridiculed whenever you encounter such people.” Personally I prefer to avoid ridicule but am beginning to wonder if perhaps it is an effective tool against the more hard-nosed pseudoscience advocates, particularly when it points out the flaws in their beliefs. The one caution is, that ridicule can gain the pseudoscientist allies. Remember how John Campbell’s interview with the Moon Man gave him support that personally I don’t think he would have received otherwise. It looks like this documentary will be playing on 60 minutes in the next week or so.