No, Hillary Clinton, The Science Isn’t Settled (Shared Blog)
I wanted to share this particular blog with you. It comes from SafeMinds Autism Environment, and is written by Lyn Redwood, R.N.,M.S.N. It is a very thoughtfully worded article about the scientific approach to vaccines, or perhaps the lack of. I share the first bit of it here, and provide a link to read more.
No, Hillary Clinton, the science isn’t settled
By Lyn Redwood, R.N., M.S.N., co-founder of SafeMinds
“The science is clear.”
“The science is settled.”
“There is no debate about the science of vaccines.”
These are just some of the claims about “science” lighting up the Twitter-sphere. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s February 2nd tweet has been spreading like a wildfire in southern California:
The science is clear. The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork. Let’s protect all our kids. #GrandmothersKnowBest.
It’s a good sound bite. The media this week has been loving it.
Hillary Clinton is wrong.
Science is a process of inquiry that constantly questions itself, refines itself, and reaches new understanding. Science is never fixed and unilateral. Something unquestionable and that cannot be challenged is called dogma, not “science.”
It may allay the fears of new parents doing their best to make the best medical choices for their children to pretend there is only one side to the vaccine question.
It may make Hillary Clinton, now a grandmother, feel better to assert that “the science is clear.”