Take the Dr. Amy Anti-vax Challenge


I don’t know about the rest of the pro-science community, but I’m getting mighty tired of anti-vaxxers swooping in to websites and Facebook pages, defecating all over them with absurd claims about the dangers of vaccines or their components, vomiting random scientific citations they haven’t even read and then declaring they’ve “proved” their claims.

Therefore, I’m offer the Dr. Amy Anti-vax Challenge.

I’m asking for the same standard of proof that any scientists would consider the minimum to support an extraordinary scientific claim.

It’s pretty simple really:

  1. Make a claim
  2. Provide 3 citations from peer review journals to support it
  3. Provide relevant quotes from the papers (not the abstracts)
  4. Situate the studies within the preponderance of the scientific evidence
  5. Explain why your citations take precedence over scientific consensus

Anti-vaxxers are desperate to be taken seriously by the rest of the world. Here’s the perfect opportunity to show that their claims have scientific merit.

If they’re truly “educated” and have done their “research,” it shouldn’t be hard at all.

I can’t wait to see what they’ve got!