Arguing with the anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers, flat earthers, and climate change deniers is a heck of a job. If you've ever tried, you’ll know what I am talking about.

And even though you recognize the fallacy in their arguments, like saying that masks don’t help to stop the coronavirus, you sometimes need heavy artillery.

Luckily, some people who know what they’re talking about have done everyone a service and stepped in to school the science deniers big time. From biochemists to sport scientists, these are some of the most mic-drop moves in stopping the spread of misinformation.

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

I never knew that a simple apple had such a complex chemical composition. I learn something new everyday.

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

SNAP!

Vic
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3 months ago

If they had this conversation in person, I can imagine Neil just standing with his mouth open, looking for words..

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Krazy Kanuck
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3 months ago

Surgeons dont wear masks to prevent getting germs from the patient on his OR table. The mask prevents him from giving his patient any germs he might have.. Same reason Neil should wear a mask..

Bacony
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3 months ago

Simon is currently getting Vitrified, please stand by.

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Just a Purpler
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3 months ago

I mean, our life expectancy isn't natural either. It's a result of our being smart and finding ways to extend it.

Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

i have the remedy for forever life....... tea and a bacon sandwich!

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Adam C
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3 months ago

He killed Neil with 5 words.

ElusiveIntrovert
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3 months ago

No he does not, his feet evolved into crocs.

Phunny Philosopher
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3 months ago

Upvote x100. Funniest thing I have heard all day. I can close the day and go to sleep now. :)

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Katrin P.
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3 months ago

The Evolution gave us a big fat brains to think, use tools and find solutions. That's why we wear clothes suited to the weather and don't shed like a cat in spring.

sbj
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3 months ago

Great Comment! Well Said! and we all want to know if Neil does wear shoes

K.Kobayashi
Community Member
3 months ago

The only thing that's "necessary for our survival as a species" is for enough individuals to survive just long enough to reproduce. If every female is having 8 babies, and 2 of them survive just long enough to each produce 8 babies, the species survives.

Sam T Godfrey
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3 months ago

Neil was supposed to have been born with a brain to figure out how and why... That makes us Humans too.

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Paolina Mitova
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3 months ago

The best response!

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
3 months ago

Your air pipe is poorly designed, it shares the same tube with your eating pipe XD

Louloubelle
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3 months ago

I so want to see if any of these people had the nerve to try responding. It would be fabulous to see just what kind of thing they could come up with. Be like a game show.

veveve
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3 months ago

do you wear clothes? u got skin n body hair

Anton Kider
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3 months ago

Go naked then...

Andrew Gibb
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3 months ago

Neil looks like Mr Bean in his profile pic

Paige Jordan
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3 months ago

"If man were meant to fly they'd have been born with wings." Lol

Demongrrrrl
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3 months ago

Neil, do you wear clothes?

Lu
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3 months ago

What about Hobbits!!!

Kim Magnuson
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3 months ago

Hope you're right with your God....neel

Peter Bear
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3 months ago

What about pants? Or, I dunno, bras?

Kayden Yan
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3 months ago

ROAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSTTTTT!!!!!

ispeak catanese
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3 months ago

Neil Has Been Shut Down!

Doggo Georgia
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3 months ago

Neil.exe has been shut down and will not restart

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Katherine Gower
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3 months ago

As soon as i saw this all i said was "HA"

Bacony
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3 months ago

"If food is necessary for survival we as a species would have evolved trees on our heads to eat apples off of"

Lyra Sis
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3 months ago

Drops 🎤

Carol Stephen
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3 months ago

or clothes?

Jaybird3939
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3 months ago

and gloves

Irene Carlyle
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3 months ago

YES!!!!

serge
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3 months ago

He should have evolved a brain by now.....

serge
Community Member
3 months ago

Burn!

JJM
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3 months ago

good one!

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
3 months ago

nice!

Billy The Kid
Community Member
3 months ago

best to be safe than sorry

El-Sayed Nosseir
Community Member
3 months ago

in the center of the nead... :)

Ingela Axelsson
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3 months ago

So true.....

Jane Dorothy Warner
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3 months ago

Neither is it natural to have all these bugs from eating what we shouldn't have, so wear the masks to save everyone.

The Cute Cat
Community Member
3 months ago

Burn..

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
3 months ago

Cop that scaremonger!

jim peacher
Community Member
3 months ago

I agree.... survival of the fittest. Dumb people without masks will make future generations smarter

joi
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3 months ago

what do shoes have to do w/dude's decision to spew their effluvia wherever they please?

Mandy Carr
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3 months ago

Neil stated if we needed to wear masks to keep us safe from viruses that over time and with evolution our bodies would have eventually morphed to include something similar to protect us from viruses.So Shaun replied “ Do you wear shoes?” Because if you agree with Neils logic, ie: If we needed to wear shoes, then thru the evolutionary process are bodies would have morphed us something similar to shoes as well.

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Jane W.
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3 months ago

Virus and death is VERY natural.

G DelRosario
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3 months ago (edited)

The sad thing is to many people In ‘merica claim bs like this. They just need to open everything and let people who want to risk it get and be done or die because most people dont get it. Its sad how Americans have such disregard for their fellow humans. The at risk stay home. Its not surprising we are banned from traveling to lots of places.

JustRoz
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3 months ago

BAM 💥

Anamaria Mazer de Toledo
Community Member
3 months ago

and maybe a few pieces of clothing ?

Mélanie Beaupré
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3 months ago

That’s so not how evolution through natural selection works. What a facepalm.

Scott Evers
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3 months ago

I do not wear shoes.

Kristen Lucas
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3 months ago

Hows about pants?

Stew Leckie
Community Member
3 months ago

I just wish parents of these brilliant thinkers would have worn Condoms.

Anamaria Mazer de Toledo
Community Member
3 months ago

According to Neil men will evolve to the extent to be born with a laminated penis...

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moeless
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3 months ago

To be fair, huge populations do not all the time.

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't cut my hair. I wasn't born with a pair of scissors...

Star
Community Member
3 months ago

Aside from the point, how does he expect people to ‘evolve’ masks in a few months? Evolution takes years.

PhantomBuni
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3 months ago

YOIKES, HE GOT CRUSHED

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
3 months ago

How about... pants! They are literally not necessary for your survival. I suggest you join a nudist camp, post haste! Don't forget your towel.

Mishte Tine
Community Member
3 months ago

People can’t be this stupid. Oh wait...

Tina Bobina
Community Member
3 months ago

And it's not natural, either, to wear clothes, because we have hairs on our bodies, or to live in houses, because our ancestors lived in caves. Nor is it natural to use twitter, because our ancestors didn't have phones and didn't need them, either.

Stan Allen
Community Member
3 months ago

You don't have to wear shoes, your feet will evolve. Get tougher.

Geri Taran
Community Member
3 months ago

OR CLOTHES?

CincyReds
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh Hell yeah!!

Paul Davies
Community Member
3 months ago

Excellent point!

G Oezoe
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh damn

Dave Chapman
Community Member
3 months ago

Such a simple, yet DEVASTATING comeback...total shutdown!!

Simon
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

sorry, but shoes do more harm then good. they aren't necessary "fr the survival of the species" https://nymag.com/health/features/46213/

Bacony
Community Member
3 months ago

Am you not get of the joke you an rotifer

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Kim Magnuson
Community Member
3 months ago

No shoes, no shirt, no service....doesn't piss neel off. Maybe he should go around porky pigging with no pants...freak

Bacony
Community Member
3 months ago

No, he looks more like the cow from barnyard or whatever its called

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DLCSAKERS
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3 months ago

Must point out that our skin makes a natural protective barrier when you go with consistent pressure and irritation to it. They are called Calluses....They are formed to protect areas of our skin that under pressure....Feet and hands of those who use them heavily are often covered with them. Natures Shoes...

Jay Tesst
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, that put the boot in

Linda HS
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah, Neil...eat s***

CatWoman312
Community Member
3 months ago

I felt that burn 🤣🤣

Bradford Johnson
Community Member
3 months ago

DO YOU WEAR SHOES??? Huh? DO YA?? i will use this.

Animal lover❤
Community Member
3 months ago

Thank you shawn

Serena R.
Community Member
3 months ago

I’ve got some ice for that

Jasmine
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3 months ago (edited)

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

I'm not saying I agree with the first tweet, but the second one makes no valid point. We can survive without shoes. We just prefer to wear them for comfort and hygiene purposes. Will stepping on sharp and dirty objects harm us? Sure, but it won't kill us. It certainly has the potential to, but in general, it won't.

Curry on...
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3 months ago

Sharp and dirty objects might cause tetanus, which could lead to death, or at the least, some really serious complications.

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Pamela24
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3 months ago

One of my favourite tweets of all time (the second one, obviously). I hope to be one day this articulate.

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These days, when there are so many science deniers, it may feel like arguing with them is absolutely pointless. But a 2019 study published in the journal Nature Human Behavior showed that it’s in fact worth arguing with them.

Philipp Schmid and Cornelia Betsch of the University of Erfurt in Germany conducted six experiments with 1,773 subjects. They assessed “how to mitigate the influence of a denier on the audience.”

The results showed that “not responding to science deniers has a negative effect on attitudes towards behaviors favored by science (for example, vaccination) and intentions to perform these behaviors.”

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chi-wei shen
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3 months ago

Alan Turing was praised for what he has done during war time and condemned for whom he loved. That's the great tragedy of his life.

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Paul K. Johnson
Community Member
3 months ago

Dear God-botherers. If god drowned everyone except one family on the planet because they were evil then he believed that unborn children could be evil (not to mention all the born children). You anti-abortion types must really hate god for that.

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Joran Quinten
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3 months ago

That last remark hits it home!

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Facing deniers can be treated as a concerned and important effort to fight misinformation. The authors of the study suggest that “not turning up to the discussion at all seems to result in the worst effect.”

Meanwhile, showing up on an acquaintance's Facebook post, even if you think it's pointless, will surely do some good.

Interestingly, the authors claim that science deniers use the same rhetoric across domains. It means that “uncovering their rhetorical techniques is an effective and economic addition to the advocates’ toolbox.”

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Dorothy Parker
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3 months ago

I love my Space Pen! Works great.

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

Never ending story of idiots spreading a disease because they do not believe in science.

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Daria B
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3 months ago

I think we should celebrate holidays of all existing religions, that should be given equally to all followers and non followers. Yay! Every day is a holiday! ♡

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

Hilarious!

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Elli Rahim
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3 months ago

Excellent campaign.

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Fish Boden
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3 months ago

I can't believe that the idiot had 1.8k up-votes. Yowsers, so many dafties.

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

Lol. How dare you debunk the nonsense I'm spewing on the internet with science? Don't you ever do that again!!!!

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Joran Quinten
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3 months ago

Ouch, that NASA burn

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Sue Hazlewood
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3 months ago

That student has many shocks ahead of him in life methinks

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Mama Panda
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3 months ago

oh good grief, we are all in trouble

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 months ago

Even if you'd put the entire flat-earth movement in a spaceship and circle the earth in any way they want, they'd be telling you that it's a trick with mirrors and projectors. But at least they are harmless and don't hurt other people with their nonsense.

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Scagsy
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3 months ago

President of the kick ass roasting division of the IGF

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NavyDave
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3 months ago

I mean, astrophysics aren't directly related to climate change, but you can expect someone who has a PhD in it to know à lot more than someone so unintelligent that they spell virus vIRUS and say that people who believe the truth(that climate change exists) are criminals.

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Mama Panda
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3 months ago

hahahaha I love it when people who have no flippin' idea who they are talking to make an ass out of themselves. I always look up whoever I am in a discussion/argument/debate with before I make a comment that I might regret later. You never know if someone's background qualifies them to be right or not.

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

History is there to teach the future lessons. But of course, you do need some kind of education to be able to understand those lessons.

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Mama Panda
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3 months ago

But but I saw it on Facebook so it must be true! hahaha

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ImaDerp
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3 months ago

Oooo roasted!

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NavyDave
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3 months ago

Calculating the amount of valence electrons in a nucleus is easy, since there are none.

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago (edited)

People seem to forget that astronauts are bonafide scientists with degrees in engineering, and other biological and mathematical sciences. DId they think that they were just a bunch of space cowboys?

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StormsTempest
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3 months ago

Do people forget that literally everything is made up of chemicals...?

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Krazy Kanuck
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3 months ago

ANYONE who has been on a mountain above 5000 ft has seen the curvature of the earth, as a Skydiver who has jumped from above 10,000 ft the curve of the earth is extremely pronounced at that height.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

The theory that vaccines cause autism has been completely debunked years ago. Did the anti-vaxxers not get the memo? It doesn't matter. They'll still believe rumour and hearsay over science.

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Tovah Roche
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3 months ago

Someone should probably tell them that Darwin believed in God and evolution simultaneously throughout most of his research years.

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Elizabeth Molloy
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3 months ago

"Organically" ... jeez people are stupid!

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Kady Maree Mcgrath
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3 months ago

Roasted and toasted

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

Long live the onion!

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 months ago

More and more European countries make vaccinating mandatory. Unvaccinated children are banned from schools in those countries and parents can be forced to have their children vaccinated. And rightly so. Screw your "strong convictions" and "religious beliefs", our national health is endangered because of your bullshit and we are getting tired of your stupidity.

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Csaba Hegedűs
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3 months ago

It's so sad to see one thinks that if their kids are momentarily healthy without vaccination, that's proof that this state will keep up indefinitely. It most likely won't. It would be funny to see their faces when they realize their mistakes, but it won't, because it would be to the expense of the child who'd deserve better.

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Cori
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3 months ago

I instantly tune out anyone who refers to grown women as 'girls' anyway, especially when they're talking about an educated woman in a high level position. I'm fairly certain this same man wouldn't refer to a male meteorologist as a 'weather boy.'

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EA
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3 months ago (edited)

Tell that to the families of women who died from cervical cancer. Including a 15 year old girl in the UK a few years ago. Plus it’s been proven that men can be affected by HPV as well so some are campaigning for teenage boys to have the vaccine too. Oh and it might not cause cancer, but more often genital warts and other infections. Who would want to be protected from getting genital warts right?! Morons...

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Mama Panda
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3 months ago

Umm Anthropology is not easy.

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Sue Hazlewood
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3 months ago

Ye gods, even I know apricot seeds are poisonous

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

The issue, my friend, is why do flat-earthers believe hokum without question?

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago (edited)

I'd laugh if this weren't so sad.

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