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!

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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
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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.

random observer
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, but Christianity does actually teach that all humans have the potential to do evil baked into their nature, so they should believe that "unborn children could be evil". So there's no contradiction there. Even from a secular perspective, this would seem to be a true thing about humanity, as it happens.

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Just a Purpler
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3 months ago

Ugh, you don't have to be an atheist to answer that question. That's just embarrassing. Why can't it be acceptable for me to believe in god and science! Lol well whatever, I do anyway :)

Vicky Zar
Community Member
3 months ago

Good for you! As a child I tried to reconcile one with the other. So I came up with the idea that Adam and Eve were the first cavemen after they were thrown out of Eden. Lol

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K.Kobayashi
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3 months ago

And of course, dinosaurs did survive and evolve into birds.

Eric Soliday
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3 months ago

Yes they probably evolved into turkeys and chickens too, and turtles have existed for so long some animals are just champions of survival

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Bone Daddy
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3 months ago

The biggest way to become an Atheists is to read the bible. The most fictional book on the planet.

Lillukka79
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3 months ago

True.

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Tiffany Marie
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah I don't do the whole God thing anymore. Those people are delusional and super judgemental and narrow minded. I've had my experience. F*ck that!! I also don't want a human being (pastor or preacher) control me using fear. I don't want to give anyone power or control over my life. Also pay them.

PhantomBuni
Community Member
3 months ago

Faith isn’t fear, but you’ll get that eventually. And we donate to help our pastors feed their families. They aren’t all TV pastors with massive houses you know. And please be respectful, we’re trying to have a level debate.

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Fixin'Ta
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3 months ago

Just to be clear -- not all Christians believe in a literal 6-day creation, or that dinosaurs and humans were on the planet together. Some of us believe God used evolution in creating the universe. Some of us have absolutely no problem with science (heck, God created it). We're not all brainless idiots.

Aragorn II Elessar
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3 months ago

Facts

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Bob Belcher
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3 months ago

Not all religious people are that dumb. Please don't lump us all together. I know each of us have extremist but most of us are trying to make it through the day.

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes. I am Christian, but I despise Trump, support LGBTQ rights, am pro choice, and am vaccinated. Christianity and science are not mutually exclusive. My faith gives me a purpose for existence and comforts me, and has gotten me through some hard points. Believe what you will or don’t, but please, please, don’t hate on believers or group the extremists and the sane among us together.

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Raph cuddy
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3 months ago

guys please don't let this guy make you form opinions about christians, a decent study of the bible will show that multiple occurences of the bible either legitimately happened, or were metaphors to represent occurences, even the creation story of the bible's order of events matches with the actual order that the earth formed, in millions of years instead of days

Owen Easby
Community Member
3 months ago

Any "decent study of the bible" will reveal it to be no more than a collection of stone-age tales written by men to control others. Surely, an all-powerful god would be aware of the entire world he purportedly created, not just a measly piece of desert.

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Nathan Freeman
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3 months ago

As a Christian, I like to think the dinosaurs went extinct when the two got off Noah's ark. And then they accidentally fell off a cliff. Which would explain everything without having to take asteroid craters into account.

Eric Soliday
Community Member
3 months ago

I think maybe god did it "by accident" to let the kinder animals realm

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Abrams Mitchell Scott
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3 months ago

Why do Adam & Eve have bellybuttons? They had 2 kids Cain & Able, where did the grandkids come from? Almost every man & beast in the world is evil, except Noah & his family. So murder the whole world humans, animals, loads of birds, insects, reptiles & oh wait, fish are cool, Lucifer must have laughed his ass off... Oh yeah just for good measure, close your eyes and just imagine you're in the Middle East a few thousand years ago... find me a group of guys named Matthew, Paul, John, etc etc oh and Mary. I don't begrudge anyone's faith or beliefs, but realize many fables, tales and poems are based on truth to teach, not preach. "Be Excellent to each other." Bill S. Preston

Michael J.
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3 months ago

Ignorant: Did humans and dinosaurs live at the same time? This question is an easy one to answer — and it’s an unfortunate, but firm, no (with one notable exception). Humans and non-avian dinosaurs never shared planet Earth together. We did not ride them, nor keep them as pets or harness them for domestic labor. The data here are quite solid. The non-avian dinosaurs died out 66 million years ago, likely when an asteroid struck Earth and the ensuing cataclysm wiped out a large percentage of life on the planet. This included almost every large organism, and most of the small ones as well. In the aftermath, one relatively humble group was able to carve out a much larger footprint for itself: the mammals. These were the creatures that would one day lead to us, after much evolutionary progress and most of the 60-odd million years separating us from the end-Cretaceous mass extinction.

Katrin P.
Community Member
3 months ago

The Flintstones are no scientific depiction of the Stone Age.

Pusfarm
Community Member
3 months ago

Really? Thanks, you've just messed up my worldview. But at least I still have The Jetsons serial documentary to hold onto.

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Mark
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3 months ago

Watched one too many old film with dinosaurs and cavemen in it!

Jacquie Green
Community Member
3 months ago

@Just a Purpler...I've often said the very same thing.

Elli Rahim
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3 months ago

Excellent comeback from the science believer!

Tovah Roche
Community Member
3 months ago

But Earth is only 2,020 years old.

PhantomBuni
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3 months ago

In the year of our Lord is what usually comes after that statement

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John-Paul Bitler
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm a Christian and I can say that this tweeter is very stupid in the way they said that. Education. Get it.

Patti
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3 months ago

Hahahahahahahaha

Melina Pothier
Community Member
3 months ago

It’s really funny, the entire world talks a big talk about acceptance and peace but the moment the topic of god comes into the picture it’s nothing but hate and accusation. There’s no sense in calling out and hating gods word if you haven’t read it/understood it and applied it’s principles. To hate it because of what many men do “in the name of god” but staunchly in contrast to what God tells one to do, then this is not a faithful person. Most people want an excuse to not be accountable, to do as they please and that is it. If they wanted to truly understand it, they could. But all this hateful talk against believers in god, it does not shed the best light on you and it certainly doesn’t prove any kind of point, it’s just hypocrisy. And I’m explicitly talking to all of the naysayers below in the comment section.

Truth Monster
Community Member
3 months ago

And this is the kind of commentary you get when you mash two unlike disciplines together. Science and Religion, as needed and useful as they both are, make terrible bedfellows.

John Baker
Community Member
3 months ago

Science is needed and useful, and I suppose you could say the same for religion, given that it seems to be the only thing preventing some people from becoming the next Jeffrey Dahmer.

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Russian Otaku
Community Member
3 months ago

I had to reread that 4 times to comprehend it

eli yete
Community Member
3 months ago

noice

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
3 months ago

Facts don't care about your feelings! :D

Dee Slater
Community Member
3 months ago

It is scientifically impossible for something to come from nothing. The question mark that we all arrive at eventually is my God

M O'Connell
Community Member
3 months ago

You may be correct. One's intelligence can be judged by how quickly they reach that wall of question marks, and what they resort to when they get there. I run out of mental confidence just before the realm of quantum mechanics, but I don't need to resort to a deity for my life's purpose. I am more than willing to leave the finer points of theoretical physics to someone with the appropriate background.

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CatWoman312
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3 months ago (edited)

Not an atheist, but still funny. You have to let science explain somethings. God made it isn’t always a good enough answer for intellects

Eric Soliday
Community Member
3 months ago

I mean I'm not an atheist but I don't think god would've landed us right in the middle of an Earth with deadly lizards that are all 5 times larger than us

Doggo Georgia
Community Member
3 months ago

True. And there would only be two of us, so they'd be gone quickly.

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Vicky Zar
Community Member
3 months ago

I just love this one. You should not use arguments you understand only by half

Frances Emanuel
Community Member
3 months ago

When god was ghost writing the bible, why didn't he insist on mentioning the extinction of the dinosaurs? Certainly he was responsible for their creation and demise, and what a perfectly threatening tale that would have been to keep the flawed humans he also created in line.

okpkpkp
Community Member
3 months ago

He didn't sign it but I must assume he is Christain.

sebastian nye
Community Member
3 months ago

This is so unbelievably dumb it makes me wonder if it's trolling

Anna roberts
Community Member
3 months ago

Roaches

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
3 months ago

that is so fkg awesome! lmao!!! I'm guessing Matthew is a fan of that ridiculous dinosaur religious place in KY

Daniele Ribolla
Community Member
3 months ago

what ignorance can do...

Sandy Kavanaugh
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, man! I snorted diet coke out my nose when I read this! I was not prepared.

Daniel Callaway
Community Member
3 months ago

A lot of people don't realize that true Dinosaurs were gone long before Man appeared. Wooly Mammoths are not dinosaurs!!

Michael Bickel
Community Member
3 months ago

Neither Christianity nor science require a belief in creation, but atheism does require a belief in evolution. The atheist is unable to decide objectively, while Christian and agnostic are free to consider all arguments. None of these beliefs are dependent on intelligence. Rather, we choose who we will trust.

Virginia Souza
Community Member
3 months ago

Another good reason for masking up and social distancing.

Cathryn Cade
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, Matthew, Matthew... ye of little historical knowledge.

Mishte Tine
Community Member
3 months ago

Yaaassss

Jacquie Green
Community Member
3 months ago

@Just a Purpler

Billy The Kid
Community Member
3 months ago

I AM ST LUCIFER!!!

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm sorry but I have only one response to that... eskimo-pri...a09740.jpg eskimo-priest-5f3471fa09740.jpg

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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
Community Member
3 months ago

Ouch, that NASA burn

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Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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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