Today Age of Autism criticized Paul Offit (yeah, as opposed to every other day when they criticize Paul Offit). This time the site’s criticism is that they quote-mined Offit to conclude that Offit admitted he’s no autism expert. Actually, Offit never denied that his specific expertise is in vaccines. Of course he is a trained medical professional who’s been practicing medicine for decades, so you’d think he’d know more than a layperson, especially since his vaccine expertise had inevitably pulled him into the autism arena thanks for dolts like the writers of Age of Autism.
These are the same assholes who criticized Steven Novella for not being an autism expert. He’s a fuckin’ neurologist! And considering we’re talking about a neurological disorder, that’s not too shabby!
But of course the obvious flaw in their appeal to authority argument is the same as the flaw in Sarah Palin’s argument when she criticizes Obama for being inexperienced.
Earth to Age of Autism: YOU’RE NOT PROFESSIONAL AUTISM EXPERTS!
FUCK, YOU’RE NOT EVEN PHYSICIANS!