Posted by: Ben Bell | April 13, 2010

Fighting Big Placebo

Science denialism is something I witness constantly from even my more liberal friends.  Nuclear power is dangerous and so is genetically modified food.  And my neighbor’s kid got his MMR vaccine and then was diagnosed with autism.  So vaccines cause autism, right? Wrong.  The New Yorker’s Michael Specter elegantly lays out why this thinking hinders the innovation we need to tackle the world’s big problems.

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