The best way to settle an argument about "what the science says" is with a collaborative experiment
Debates will settle nothing. If we want to settle important scientific issues like "can vaccines trigger autism?" we need to have both sides jointly design a scientific study to settle the question.
Important scientific questions like “do vaccines cause autism?” have been around for over 20 years.
Debates won’t change anything. Publishing more papers won’t change anything.
There is one way to change things: invite both sides to collaboratively design a series of experiments that they agree in advance will finally resolve the issue to the satisfaction of each side.
To keep things honest, everything will be in public view, and the experiments will be designed so they cannot be gamed by either side.
The simple example is dividing a pie. If one side cuts the pie in half, the other side gets to choose the pie slice they eat. Both sides are incentivized to be honest by the rules.
The offer I just made
I just sent this email out today. It is self-explanatory.
If their side refuses to participate in honest efforts such as this one to clarify important unresolved issues like this one, they are not scientists.
Many others don’t believe it is settled science
The list in my email was not inclusive of all scientists. There are many other highly respected doctors that aren’t buying the scientific consensus including Dr. Peter McCullough, Paul Marik, and many more.
No honest scientist should refuse this offer.
We will soon see whether those who believe that “vaccines don’t cause autism” believe in science or not.