Nerdfighters on Vaccines and Desiree Jennings

I like a lot of talented people who aren’t well known as Skeptics-with-a-capital-S, and when these people insert skepticism into their work, it makes me beam with pride. John and Hank Green are two brothers who chat back and forth via YouTube videos, much to the delight of their gads and gads of Nerdfighter fans. The other day, John posted this video about the H1N1 vaccine craziness over the cheerleader who supposedly had dystonia after getting her flu shot and was magically cured by a quack. Regular Skepchick readers probably know this info, but John is very entertaining and it’s awesome to know that he’s disseminating this info to a wider audience. Enjoy:

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. The content is good, but I can’t help but find the moving around the room mid sentence thing disconcerting. Everyone needs to stop copying this format and let it die.

  2. I love their podcast… to the point I went back and watched 2 years of back content.

    However, I find the waffling done by John regarding the value of vaccinating very troubling. In general the brothers support science and rationalism but to avoid making the logical statement because you don’t want to upset people is bull.

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