A delusion is usually defined as “a fixed, false belief”. Anyone can be wrong, but to persist in being wrong despite all the evidence is the hallmark of delusional thinking. In their latest senseless rant at HuffPo, infectious disease promoters David Kirby and Robert Kennedy, Jr. cling to thin strands of tainted reality as the gaping maw of insanity opens beneath them.
Of course, delusions are very closely related to lies. The only difference is that liar doesn’t believe his bullshit, while the psychotic does. It’s hard to know where K and K fall. There latest article, entitled, “Autism, Vaccines and the CDC: The Wrong Side of History”, opens with this:
Even as the evidence connecting America’s autism epidemic to vaccines mounts, dead-enders at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) — many of whom promoted the current vaccine schedule and others with strong ties to the vaccine industry — are trying to delay the day of reckoning by creating questionable studies designed to discredit any potential vaccine-autism link and by derailing authentic studies.
I’m so done with the whole vaccines=horror meme. The evidence is as clear as scientific evidence ever is. Vaccines are an individual and societal good. Vaccines are not a cause of “autism”. Anyone who still clings to that idea is either delusional or a liar, and arguing with liars and psychotics is not very productive.
(Of course, SIOWOTI will come back to claim me, but…)