Why Can't We Talk About the Evidence That Vaccines Cause Autism?

Let's take the highest quality studies on both sides and critically examine them and see which hypothesis is more likely to fit all the high quality data. Why won't the other side engage in a dialog?

Executive summary

It’s baffling to me that most scientists, when put to the task of looking at the evidence on both sides of the autism debate, cannot figure out which side is telling the truth.

This is not rocket science.

You simply take the strongest data from both sides and you examine it carefully in order to determine whether it is all consistent with hypothesis A or B (B in our case is “not A”).

You then declare which is more likely.

If new data emerges later causing the balance of data to flip, you flip the call at that point.

Only if the data is exactly even could you say “we are split.”

That is how science works.

Today, the only possible way anyone can say that “vaccines don’t cause autism” is if they completely ignore the data showing it does.

You cannot say, “I don’t believe the opposing data is correct.” You have to say why.

You cannot say, “I ignored the opposing data.” You have to say why.

They are ignoring the opposing data and refusing to say why.

That is not how science works.

Their arguments

There’s a ton of data on our side showing vaccines cause autism. I’ve summarized it here.

The highest profile data on their side is the Madsen study (and its offshoots), the DeStefano study, and the Verstraeten study. I’ve addressed all of these studies in my previous article.

If anyone disagrees, I’d love to have a live video discussion with a qualified scientist or group of scientists, but nobody wants to talk about it. Here’s how they can request a discussion.

And if their arguments are so strong that vaccines don’t cause autism, why won’t anyone bet against me? People even claim this is a fact! Yet they won’t risk any money betting me. Hmmmm….

Could it be that we lack quality studies and can’t determine the answer yet?

I think the studies are all good enough that we can make a call today. After all, the current medical consensus on this issue is that it is “settled science,” not that we need more studies!

Additionally, it is very troubling to me that the authorities are putting “roadblocks” to ensure that quality studies designed to elicit the truth are being derailed.

Is this how science works?

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