Well, she’s just an actress…and unfortunately, we place too much value on the opinions of actors in this country.
Now Erik was discussing Sigourney Weaver (the future Mrs Leitch if she ever stops stalking me) and her role in Snowcake but I thought it might serve as an interesting comparison for how another actress, Jenny McCarthy, is currently viewed.
In point of fact, I entirely agree with Erik, we _do_ place far too much importance on what acctresses and actors say. For example, on Larry King Live last night jenny McCarthy spoke quite a lot but didn’t actually _say_ much at all.
It’s a global epidemic…
Really? Where is the science that supports that position? Because there is an _awful_ lot of evidence that entirely refutes it.
I went online and I found a community called Defeat Autism Now……I believed enough — even though my pediatrician at the time said it’s all bull — and followed this treatment and my son got better
Yeah, that and all the ABA, and the Indigo/Crystal beliefs:
The day I found out I was an adult Indigo will stay with me forever. I was walking hand in hand with my son down a Los Angeles street when this women approached me and said, “You’re an Indigo and your son is a Crystal.” I immediately replied, “Yes!” and the woman smiled at me and walked away. I stood there for a moment, because I had no idea what the heck an Indigo and Crystal was, but I seemed so sure of it when I had blurted out “Yes!” After doing some of my own research on the word Indigo, I realized not only was I an early Indigo but my son was in fact a Crystal child.
The Indigo child concept was first publicized in 1999 by the book The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived, written by the husband-and-wife team of Lee Carroll and Jan Tober. Carroll insists that the concept was obtained via conversations with a spiritual entity known as Kryon.
Except, the website that carries all her beliefs has been quietly vanished. If you want to find this info now, you have to look in Google Cache.
I’m not, nor is the autism community, anti-vaccine. We’re anti-toxin and we’re anti-schedule.
The autism community? Who _is_ this woman with the ego to think she speaks for the entire autism community? Good grief. And as for the section of the community she speaks for not being anti-vaccine? Try these on Jenny:
All taken from the sort of rally you’re promoting later on in the show.
And isn’t it ironic, in 1983 there was 10 shots and now there’s 36 and the rise of autism happened at the same time?
No, its not ironic. Its another example of correlation not implying causation – you can see another graphic example on the ‘canards’ page of this very website.
I believe that parents’ anecdotal information is science-based information
Yeah. Its not.
environmental toxins play a role. Viruses play a role. Those are all triggers. But vaccines play the largest role right now
No evidence of any kind was presented to back this up. Later on McCarthy sneered at the AAP for talking about studies that weren’t ‘independent’ (what she meant by that is anyone’s guess) but in short succession she said that parental anecdote was good science and that vaccines play ‘the largest’ role in causing autism.
David Kirby was sitting right next to McCarthy and yet neither of them mentioned his HuffPo entry in which said:
And, if 20% of autism cases are mito related, and 6% of those cases regressed because of vaccines, that would mean that at least 1% of all autism cases were vaccine related.
Lets compare that to the approximately 40% already genetically accounted for. I don’t think its difficult to process which is the larger number.
And after that Dear Reader I simply can’t carry on ploughing through the rest of McCarthy’s contributions. They range from the offensive to the inane.
But here’s an offer for Ms McCarthy – and David, I know you’re a reader so feel free to pass this on:
Come and pay my family and me a visit Ms McCarthy. Just you and maybe your son – no media, no journos, no cameras, no Hollywood bullshit. You and I can have a proper well mannered debate whilst our kids play and see if we still feel the same afterwards. What about it? Got the balls?