What 'skeptics' really believe about vaccines, medicine, consciousness and the universe

I am on the mailing list of many, err, "interesting" websites; the crazier the site, the more likely that I am to sign up for email updates. How could anyone turn down a daily dose of hilarity delivered right to their inbox? This morning, I discovered a comedic gem lurking in my unread mail.

Why do I find today's offering to be particularly funny? Because it is an article lambasting the supposed views of some ambiguous group of skeptics with no citations, references, or sources. Irony? I think so.





What 'skeptics' really believe about vaccines, medicine, consciousn...

From Natural News
Sunday, January 24, 2010
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com

In the world of medicine, "skeptics" claim to be the sole protectors of intellectual truth. Everyone who disagrees with them is just a quack, they insist. Briefly stated, "skeptics" are in favor of vaccines, mammograms, pharmaceuticals and chemotherapy. They are opponents of nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, chiropractic care, massage therapy, energy medicine, homeopathy, prayer and therapeutic touch.

But there's much more that you need to know about "skeptics." As you'll see below, they themselves admit they have no consciousness and that there is no such thing as a soul, a spirit or a higher power. There is no life after death. In fact, there's not much life in life when you're a skeptic.

What skeptics really believe
I thought it would be interesting to find out exactly what "skeptics" actually believe, so I did a little research and pulled this information from various "skeptic" websites. What I found will make you crack up laughing so hard that your abs will be sore for a week. Take a look...

• Skeptics believe that ALL vaccines are safe and effective (even if they've never been tested), that ALL people should be vaccinated, even against their will, and that there is NO LIMIT to the number of vaccines a person can be safely given. So injecting all children with, for example, 900 vaccines all at the same time is believed to be perfectly safe and "good for your health."

• Skeptics believe that fluoride chemicals derived from the scrubbers of coal-fired power plants are really good for human health. They're so good, in fact, that they should be dumped into the water supply so that everyone is forced to drink those chemicals, regardless of their current level of exposure to fluoride from other sources.

• Skeptics believe that many six-month-old infants need antidepressant drugs. In fact, they believe that people of all ages can be safely given an unlimited number of drugs all at the same time: Antidepressants, cholesterol drugs, blood pressure drugs, diabetes drugs, anti-anxiety drugs, sleeping drugs and more -- simultaneously!

• Skeptics believe that the human body has no ability to defend itself against invading microorganism and that the only things that can save people from viral infections are vaccines.

• Skeptics believe that pregnancy is a disease and childbirth is a medical crisis. (They are opponents of natural childbirth.)

• Skeptics do not believe in hypnosis. This is especially hilarious since they are all prime examples of people who are easily hypnotized by mainstream influences.

• Skeptics believe that there is no such thing as human consciousness. They do not believe in the mind; only in the physical brain. In fact, skeptics believe that they themselves are mindless automatons who have no free will, no soul and no consciousness whatsoever.

• Skeptics believe that DEAD foods have exactly the same nutritional properties as LIVING foods (hilarious!).

• Skeptics believe that pesticides on the crops are safe, genetically modified foods are safe, and that any chemical food additive approved by the FDA is also safe. There is no advantage to buying organic food, they claim.

• Skeptics believe that water has no role in human health other than basic hydration. Water is inert, they say, and the water your toilet is identical to water from a natural spring (assuming the chemical composition is the same, anyway).

• Skeptics believe that all the phytochemicals and nutrients found in ALL plants are inert, having absolutely no benefit whatsoever for human health. (The ignorance of this intellectual position is breathtaking...)


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Tags: irony, natural, news, pseudoscience, skeptic

Comment by Reggie on January 24, 2010 at 10:58am
Comment by Reggie on January 24, 2010 at 11:02am
This guy is trying to kill people with ignorance.

There is not a single cancer patient that has ever been cured by chemotherapy. Zero. They don't exist. Not a single documented case in the history of western medicine.

Source

Sometimes I wish there was a hell. For people like this.
Comment by Reggie on January 24, 2010 at 11:06am
Skeptics believe that DEAD foods have exactly the same nutritional properties as LIVING foods (hilarious!).


So...I'm supposed to eat things while they still live? That might be tough for a steak lover such as myself. But it would be hilarious!

Geez, I could go down this list, but what is the point? This guy is a wackaloon supreme. It is hard to believe that he can make a living off of this.
Comment by Shine on January 24, 2010 at 11:32am
Haha, this only gets better as more and more of Adams' readers post their comments. My personal favorite:

If all of our ancestors were skeptics we still wouldn't have fire. They are the robots of our species and because they refuse to become aware of mankinds evolvement will hold people back that were on the threshhold of understanding that we are spirit inhabiting bodies and have mastered this world. Be skeptical if you want, but if you have no awareness of the subject matter, and haven't done the research....Enjoyed the article Mike, and it is because of websites like this that people can dispute and learn about stuff the skeptics or those portraying skeptics don't want you to learn about. I haven't used flouride in my toothpaste for years and haven't had a cavity since.

Do these people even know what the word "skepticism" means? What things do skeptics "not want you to learn about?" At its most basic, skepticism is a push for evidence and facts in order to learn more about a situation. Oh, and I love the afterthought about toothpaste; it really lent some clarity to the fluoride debate for me!

Most of these commenters (on the original article) are accepting all of Adams' unsubstantiated claims at face value, yet somehow then proceed to label these faceless skeptics as "drones?"

I really can't wrap my mind around how stupid this is.
Comment by Shine on January 24, 2010 at 11:33am
The Bad Astronomer just wrote about him. Hilarious!

Lol, nice find, Reggie!
Comment by Reggie on January 24, 2010 at 12:11pm
Oh, and I love the afterthought about toothpaste; it really lent some clarity to the fluoride debate for me!

Comment by Dave G on January 24, 2010 at 12:48pm
Everyone who disagrees with them is just a quack, they insist.

No, just the con men and quacks who are unable to support their claims with evidence. You know, facts. Those scary things that don't support your nonsense. :)

Briefly stated, "skeptics" are in favor of vaccines, mammograms, pharmaceuticals and chemotherapy. They are opponents of nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, chiropractic care, massage therapy, energy medicine, homeopathy, prayer and therapeutic touch.

Stands out as one of the few mostly accurate sentences in the article. Nutritional supplements aren't necessarily bad, they just aren't the miracle cure that nuts like Adams claim. Herbal medicine (like willow bark tea, which is where aspirin comes from) can be useful in some cases, but can also be totally worthless and even harmful. As for the rest, yeah it's all bunk. Disproved, worthless, superstitious bunk.
Comment by Kirk Holden on January 24, 2010 at 12:51pm
As with all straw-man rhetoric, the more claims you pin to the scarecrow the less likely any of what you claim is true. Or comprehensible.
Comment by Frink on January 25, 2010 at 4:58am
Mike Adams sounds a lot like another conman I know of: Kevin Trudeau.

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