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Medical doctors have given me ignorant, incoherent or harmful advice many times.

When someone says something that doesn’t make sense to you, do you just put whatever they’ve handed you into your mouth without asking questions?

It's fine to ask questions to improve your understanding. But it's not fine to argue from a position of ignorance, obfuscate facts, and to project false pretences. This is how we get anti-vaxxers and the broader death of expertise.

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