The comments in this mark sissons post on fluoride demonstrate my concern about this issue very well. You have people who understand the science correcting the anti-fluoridation people in an embarrassing way. They simultaneously take a jab at their "anti-government" stance. Instead of rightfully arguing the anti-government involvement aspect, the anti-fluoride people continue running in circles around a very flawed argument that lacks credibility. This is a disaster for people working toward free markets. They become associated with anti-reason, anti-science arguments. Not many people take that seriously.
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