• kinsnik@lemmy.world
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    11 months ago

    they said to “educate yourself”, not “get education from experts and professors”

    checkmate

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      11 months ago

      I did my residency for 3 years on TikTok and I have a PHD from YouTube.

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        11 months ago

        You joke, but I have watched so many YouTube tutorials on unreal engine, Godot, and Blender to learn game development stuff. I wouldn’t say I’m an expert. But I definitely know a lot more than I did a few years ago.

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          I’m going to guess you did more than just watch videos… If you also applied that knowledge in practical work, you did educate yourself on how to use those tools.

          Whatever you made is the validation/grading of your education. IMO that’s a perfectly valid way to get an education, for those kinds of topics. It’s much more risky to grade yourself on abstract knowledge where you can’t directly make something and see if it works or not.

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            11 months ago

            So I should start practicing my random medical knowledge from the internet on real subjects! Got it. Thanks!

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            Well said. I learned how to use Photoshop 4.0 by following online tutorials. I had no formal training in any kind of graphic design, I had zero artistic ability. But following Doc Ozone and Andy’s Awesome Art tutorials, I became good enough with the software to get a job designing ads for a local newspaper publisher.

            As much as I learned, I still never thought I was smarter or knew more than the people who actually went to school for the knowledge, the people who spent years honing their craft. And that was just doing basic graphic design. I can’t imagine the thoughts going through a person’s head when they think watching some videos on YouTube make them qualified to make actual life or death healthcare decisions.

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          11 months ago

          Sucking down high quality content has unintended consequences of educating the masses on random shit haha

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      What do actual doctors who have studied for years know?!? My grandad said rub some dirt in it. Sure, my niece died of e-coli, but it wasn’t the rare pork, she just didn’t pray hard enough.

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          Figured the fraud mentioned in the wiki article covered the “dishonest” part and “wrong” was easier to prove. I can’t rule out the possibility that he’s in so deep that he really believes what he’s saying (not that it’d make the situation any better).

          Sucks to hear that you’ve had bad reactions in the past but I’m glad it didn’t turn you against them as a whole. Hopefully enough of the rest of us can get them and lower the overall risk of illness when flu season rolls around.

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              I’m actually the same way, I’m one of those that got myocarditis after the vaccine, but I also understand that nothing is side affect free so while it stinks for me I still 100% support the use of vaccines… Thankfully after a few weeks/months the heart palpitations stopped.

              I mean … Polio anyone? No? Chickenpox? Oh yeah that’s right, vaccines. They actually worked.

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                  Chickenpox. Ahem. We didn’t have a vaccine for that when I was a child. We just caught it and were miserable for a few weeks.

                  I’m sorry to tell you that’s not what happened.

                  You had chickenpox for a few weeks whilst the shingles bedded down nice and cosy in your nerves ready to strike again when your immune system is down. It’s not over and it’ll be worse when it comes back.

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          11 months ago

          IIRC, he wasn’t even anti vax at the start. He was being paid to peddle separate vaccines and claimed it was just the MMR jab that could cause autism.

          Which is still bollocks anyway, but people will do anything to deny that autism runs in their family…

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            He wasn’t just paid to peddle the separate vaccines. He owned the company that made them.