Most of you probably know about the latest measles outbreak and the growing debate about vaccination. But did you know that a very popular New Atheist has been a long-term, vocal opponent of vaccination?
If you watch this video from 2009, you’ll quickly detect that Bill Maher is a kook. The Kook starts off his whole anti-vaccination argument by refering to vaccines as “injecting a disease into your arm” and it is all downhill from there. Maher is one these New Age types that thinks our bodies are being polluted by “toxins” and it’s the cleansing of the body that is needed, not vaccines.
Something else happened in 2009.
Richard Dawkins personally delivered the Richard Dawkins Award to Maher.
New Atheist Dawkins, who postures as “pro-science,” delivers the Richard Dawkins Award to an ally New Atheist, who, for the last 10 years, has been discouraging people from getting vaccines with his pseudoscience.
Is Dawkins now willing to rescind the Award?