To get a deeper sense of this real-life situation (the link between MMR vaccine and autism), read these text sources (Remember - this is not a memory test - you just need to get to grips with some of the details):
And watch these videos:
Think about the ideas we discussed in class about the link between the MMR vaccine and autism. What do you believe?
In a blog post, write an opinion piece on this issue, addressing the following questions:
1. What is one key argument or knowledge claim?
2. What evidence supports this claim?
3. What evidence challenges this claim?
4. How is your confidence in a knowledge claim affected by understanding the type/quality/reliability of the evidence?
Once you've gathered your thoughts a bit by writing your opinion piece, return to the discussion forums.
Check out this video (it may influence your beliefs…): Ted.com
And the vids we watched in class: