Little Kitten – Roast News On Pro-Vaccine Campaign


The Roast 26th November: Pro-vaccine campaign launched. Anti-vaccine campaigners too sick with Bubonic Measles to respond.

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About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.

  • Lofty

    Shared now on another forum discussion on vaccination. Thanks!

    • Kylie Sturgess

      You’re welcome!

  • prestonstafford

    I got a good chuckle out of this but…

    Any suggestions for dealing with an anti-vaxxer? Because I really suck at changing their minds.

    • Andy

      It’s often not about changing the minds of an anti-vaxxer so much as attempting to reduce their impact on people who might think be persuaded if they don’t here the pro-vax side.

      As they say, “you can’t reason a person out of a position they didn’t reason themselves into”. And a lot of anti-vaxxers are apparently persuaded more by fear-mongering and conspiracy theory than reason.

    • Kylie Sturgess

      Sorry I don’t have acess to a computer to discuss at length, but Eugenie Scott , and I discussed the issue of helping out with misconceptions in an indirect fashion in episode 63 that you can listen to? http://tokenskeptic.org/2011/03/28/episode-sixty-three-on-reaching-out-reasonably-at-qedcon/

  • Andy

    My typing still sucks…

    …people who might be persuaded if they don’t hear the pro-vax side…

  • prestonstafford

    Kylie: thank you
    Andy: exactly


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