Follow the science. How often in the past two years have we heard that from our leaders as well as those in our business or social circles? Daily would be a good answer. And in following the science of the Wuhan virus, what have we discovered in those same two years? Well, nothing that we probably didn’t surmise in the first few months of disease. In the early weeks of the pandemic, most of what I heard, or read, made me think that this COVID virus was some sort of vicious form of influenza. There were just too many similarities in the initial analysis and even though we were told, No, this is nothing like influenza, today, two years later, we are indeed discovering that COVID is expected to act like seasonal influenza from here to eternity.Continue reading
The Fallacy of the 97%
I’ve been wanting to write on this topic for a while, but of course, other topics got in the way, and because I didn’t save the relavent article I wanted to use (which includes multiple other links), I haven’t been able to write about Climate Change in any significant way. Let me say that I am terrible at Internet queries. Sometimes, I find exactly what I’m looking for on the first attempt, othertimes, I cannot seem to find the reference at all, even though I know I’ve seen and read it sometime before. Today though, I finally discovered – on the first attempt! – the article I had read some years ago.
This is Not the Way Science Works
I see it almost every day: A new study claims…, well whatever it happens to be depending on the day of the week. Most that I read predict some sort of doom-and-gloom for the human race. Some of them actually receive notice on the television networks. Think about it: a single study because national news. Whether it’s in print or on television, it’s rare that a single dissenting voice of the study is heard. What we’re looking at, I think, is a sort of scientific activism within those hallowed halls of journalism. We constantly see studies telling us we’re all going to die unless we all get on board and do something about climate change. What we never hear about are studies showing that, yes, the planet is warning, but it’s nothing to worry about. There are many of those studies but because it doesn’t fit the specific narrative we’re supposed to buy into, we rarely, if ever hear about it.
Vaccinate Your Kids, Idiots!
This will be my third blog for the day, but I just read something that is very disturbing to me. I don’t understand, and never have, the refusal of parents to have their children vaccinated against diseases that are easily prevented. Here we are though, in the 21st century, where a lot of people receive their information about medicine, and other science, via Google University or whatever outlet suits their bias on whatever topic is presented.
Liars: Entitled, and Privileged
My friend Sarah Braasch has a blog. If you’re unaware of it, here’s a link to it. I’ve written quite a few words about what happened to her. I won’t provide the links here, most of you have probably already read my posts. If you haven’t use the “Search” on the homepage here and look her up. I wasn’t going to write anything about her or her situation, at least in the near term. I thought I had said most of what I could for now. But today, she had a post of her emails between herself and Yale that made me respond, “Wow!”.