Jim Carrey might mean well, but his Twitter rants against vaccines only make him look dumb.
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Jim Carrey's anti-vaccination tweets employ a number of techniques used by anti-science cranks. By understanding them, we can shield ourselves from well-intentioned but ill-informed voices.
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