It looks like Pharyngula is back online…at least I’m seeing new comments appear. Now let’s see if I can post anything.
How about another pointless poll? In a web page for some TV show I’ve never seen, ABC is asking, “Did Arlene have the right to refuse to vaccinate two of her sons?” (I presume this refers to some fictitious incident in the program). Alas, the anti-vaxing kooks have seized upon it, and the vote is now at:
70% say “YES – The parent has a right to act on their beliefs.”
30% say “NO – Her decision put her sone and hundreds of other people at risk for the measles.”
Wait, measles? That’s a dangerous disease that is currently on the rise because of these paranoid idiots who oppose the MMR vaccine. This should be a no-brainer — it’s too bad there are so many brainless people out there.
Orac has transcripts of the relevant part of the program, if you want to figure out what the poll is refering to.