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The Cranky Uncle Vaccine game explains ten of the most common misleading tricks (fallacies) found in vaccine misinformation.
False cause assumes that because two things happen around the same time, one must have caused the other.
Conspiracy theories suggest a secret plan exists to implement a evil scheme such as hiding a truth.
Pick and choose involves only choosing certain facts that support an argument but ignoring other facts that don’t.
Natural is best argues that anything natural is better than medicine.
Assuming that the motivations behind any presumed conspiracy are evil.
Personal stories rely on personal experience or isolated examples instead of sound arguments or compelling evidence.
Personal attack involves attacking a person or group instead of addressing their arguments.
Misrepresentation involves distorting the science or an opponent’s position.
Impossible expectations demands unrealistic standards of certainty before acting on the science.
A fake expert is an unqualified person or institution presented as a source of credible information.