Now crystal clear: the left is weaponizing science for its benefit

It’s Now Clearer Than Ever Before, Science Bends Itself To Fit Left-Wing Politics

From The Daily Caller by Michael Bastasch Contributor June 20, 2020

I don’t know if you heard, but according to the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), we only have six months left to prevent total climate change disaster.

“This year is the last time we have, if we are not to see a carbon rebound,” IEA executive director Fatih Birol told the Guardian on Thursday in an article with the headline: “World has six months to avert climate crisis, says energy expert.”

Birol continued:

“If emissions rebound, it is very difficult to see how they will be brought down in future. This is why we are urging governments to have sustainable recovery packages.”

I’m old enough to remember when we still had 12 years left to save the planet just two years ago. That dire prediction was just as laughable as what Birol is saying today. The scientific “consensus” we used to hear so much about doesn’t support this alarmist claim at all.

What’s really going on is that Birol is using his cachet as a prominent “expert” to push bogus claims to further his political agenda. Those goals also rather conveniently align with the wishes of Democrats and the liberal media.

We’ve recently seen a lot of this type of weaponizing of science for political purposes. A couple weeks ago, we learned of one of the most egregious examples of this to date.

Late last month, one of the world’s most prestigious medical journals, the Lancet, published a huge study purporting to find that the decades-old anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine increased the risk of death in COVID patients.

To sum it all up, this observational study of 96,000 patients around the world found that treating COVID patients with hydroxychloroquine increased their risk of death by 34 percent, and there was a 137 percent increased risk for heart arrhythmias.

Since President Trump came out as supportive of using hydroxychloroquine to treat the coronavirus, the liberal media quickly pounced. The study’s release also conveniently came after the Lancet put out a shockingly unusual editorial statement opposing Trump’s reelection.

“Americans must put a president in the White House come January, 2021, who will understand that public health should not be guided by partisan politics,” the journal editorial board wrote.

All the pieces were in place for the media and medical establishment to set a new narrative — hydroxychloroquine kills! And President Trump is responsible for those deaths.

Amid all the alarm, the World Health Organization and National Institutes of Health temporarily halted clinical trials into hydroxychloroquine. The hype also made it harder for doctors and researchers to recruit volunteers for hydroxy studies.

Given the real world consequences, we have to ask, did anyone in the media or medical community really take the time to read the Lancet’s new bombshell study?

Thankfully, curious reporters at the Guardian (yes, the same Guardian that published the climate drivel I mentioned earlier) did take the time to read it and found what they called “glaring errors” in the study’s data on Australia.

But that wasn’t all — the Guardian found more problems with the data, and then they raised serious questions about the U.S.-based company that provided it.

The Guardian reported:

“[T]he US-based company Surgisphere, whose handful of employees appear to include a science fiction writer and an adult-content model … has so far failed to adequately explain its data or methodology.”

After Surgisphere’s CEO refused to hand over his data to independent investigators, the Lancet, to its credit, withdrew the study. Lancet editor Richard Horton called these revelations “a shocking example of research misconduct in the middle of a global health emergency.”

What’s really shocking is that the Lancet’s crack team of peer-reviewers missed all of this! Hydroxychloroquine was approved by the FDA decades ago, and has a long record of safety. Doctors around the world are also using the drug to treat thousands of COVID patients, mostly reporting positive results.

One has to wonder if the journal’s clear political bias and contempt for President Trump played a role. And if it did, will they and the media lackeys who peddled this study apologize to the patients who may have been denied this potentially life-saving drug?

Unfortunately, the scientific misconduct didn’t end there. After months of telling us the science demanded strict lockdown policies, which meant no large gatherings of any kind were safe, the scientific consensus all of the sudden shifted from pro-social distancing to pro-social justice.

“White supremacy is a lethal public health issue that predates and contributes to COVID-19,” over 1,200 experts wrote in an open letter released in the wake of the protesting, rioting and looting sparked by the tragic death of George Floyd, an African American man, while in the custody of police.

“Protests against systemic racism, which fosters the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 on Black communities and also perpetuates police violence, must be supported,” the letter continued.

Apparently, racism is the real public health crisis and the “science” demands that people march (or loot or riot) in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and its radical leftist political goals, which include defunding the police.

Somehow those types of protests are scientifically sound, but according to those same scientists, protesting the crushing lockdown policies of blue state governors is not just dangerous, but evil!

“Those actions not only oppose public health interventions, but are also rooted in white nationalism and run contrary to respect for Black lives,” they wrote.

All this was interesting given the heavy focus in the media on the coronaviruses’ disproportionate impact on minorities, particularly African Americans. Of course, this too was chalked up to racism.

Most notably, the media and the medical class completely dismiss any concerns that weeks of mass protesting in the streets — with many people crowded together and many not wearing masks — will cause a spike in COVID cases.

Meanwhile, these same experts have no problem helping the media hype the rise in coronavirus cases in Trump country. It was also quite amusing to watch the liberal media trip over itself condemning planned Trump campaign rallies as dangerous.

Is it any wonder why American’s trust in the media has plummeted over the last few years? And the scientists, doctors and health experts will soon suffer the same fate if they continue skewing the science for partisan and ideological reasons.

Doctor Anthony Fauci, who’s on the White House COVID task force, lamented the lost faith in science, but he doesn’t blame the scientists, he blames the American people.

“One of the problems we face in the United States is that unfortunately, there is a combination of an anti-science bias … they just don’t believe science and they don’t believe authority,” Fauci said in a Department of health and Human Services podcast.

“When they see someone up in the White House, which has an air of authority to it, who’s talking about science, that there are some people who just don’t believe that — and that’s unfortunate because, you know, science is truth,” Fauci added.

Is it the “truth” that white supremacy is a public health crisis? Well, scientists said it, so according to Fauci, it must be. And going back to my first point, should we really be worried that we only have six months left to prevent catastrophic global warming? We’re told that’s what the “science” says, and as we know, science is the truth.

People understand that science is a process and as we learn more it can change, but that’s not what we’ve seen play out over the past few weeks. Instead we’ve seen the experts and media figures we’re supposed to trust invoke the word “science” to further their political ends — actual facts and evidence be damned.

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144 thoughts on “Now crystal clear: the left is weaponizing science for its benefit

  1. “One has to wonder if the journal’s clear political bias and contempt for President Trump played a role. And if it did, will they and the media lackeys who peddled this study apologize to the patients”

    Lawsuit?

    • One doesn’t have to wonder at all. Their political bias definitely played a role and they have no intention of apologizing to anyone. They are in the middle of destroying Western civilization and taking over the world. One does not apologize to the world when one is trying to take it over.

      • Noble cause corruption. They are after a greater goal, if a few peons die in the process, that’s acceptable to them.

        • The riots organized by Antifa and similar terrorist organisations after the case in Minnesotta led to the death of at least 617 people in the US. Everybody could see who are these so-called “progressive liberal” forces, and what does it mean “progressive”.

        • Their stated goal is to REDUCE world population, so that fits right in with their scheme! So. just WHO is ‘they’? Try looking at some past statements from ‘celebrities’ such as Bill Gates and, of course, George Soros! ‘THEY’ are evil incarnate! Just sayin…

    • Ignoring science mistakes by a multitude of agencies, and scholars as they rely on government funding to keep the sham going.
      I should know, I am the most ignored person on the planet with a vast array of facts and figures that no one can afford to publish as it effects that many who sold their souls for a buck.

      • Leftists always believed in “science” — data mining, ignoring contradictory data, arbitrary data “adjustments”, and “pal review”.

        And no debate — that’s for science deniers only.

    • more interesting is the fast acceptance of the old off patent cheap cortisol drug dexamethasone as acceptable when its really ONLY useful for ICU ventilateds
      but Trump didnt endorse itsoits ok
      the side effects of that med?
      similar inc heart arrythmias to HQ for some people
      not a peep is heard

    • It’s the Golden Rule. Most of the journals are funded/controlled by individuals/entities with direct financial interests. Examples abound from the dietary guidelines (ref. statin makers) up to and including the CDC employed scientists with direct interest in CV-19 vaccines. The CDC employed scientist, under the Bayh-Dole Act, own patents for their research with Moderna, the leading CV-19 Bill Gates funded RNA vaccine maker. And those CDC employed scientist work for Fauci…

      The hydrooxychloroquine-zinc-Z-pak combo, administered at the onset in both clinical practices around the world and a recent clinical trial awaiting publishing, reduces mortality down to 0.3% or less. Then there’s the steroid treatment in the news. Both vigorously and deceitfully fought as shown by the Lancet scandal.

      Then analyze who’s screaming “second wave”, “spike” etc. As if extensive testing, days long closure of test locations (the riots) have nothing at all to do with increased detection. And the morphing of “overwhelming hospitals” to “contracting the virus to just “cases”. Ignoring those jurisdiction with increases that have mandated masks and distancing and other controls which obviously had no effect.

      Follow the money. The Golden Rule of those with the Gold Rule.
      Just follow the money and, in today’s world, follow the politics. Sadly, facts and reality

  2. ‘…because, you know, science is truth,” Fauci added.’

    Is this the same Fauci who proudly boasted of lying to the American public about the efficacy of face masks, putting their health and safety at risk, “for the greater good”?

    • Any time the ‘greater good’ argument is made, you can bet that it’s not.

      While science isn’t necessarily truth, the scientific method can discern truth from belief. Unfortunately, when the scintific truth precludes a political narrative, political bias takes over and the truth looses.

  3. Looks like the Grand Unified Theory of Socialism is Good and Capitalism is Bad has changed from lurching from one Flavor of the Month Issue to the art of Stacking Up Disasters and somehow therein demonstrating that they are all related. The basic problem is stupid people either vote or support Dictators who throw them an occasional bone. Six months left? I think I will stop paying all of the bills and, Yahoo!, go around the world visiting golf resorts. Oh, and start drinking a more costly form of Special Fruit Juice. Too late to stay sane and safe so just go for it!

  4. Regarding “MEDIA HYPOCRISY ALERT: The liberal media praises the thousands of protesters for gathering, but thinks it’s dangerous for President @realDonaldTrump to do the same.”: Unlike the Trump rallyers, the protesters mostly kept 6 feet between themselves and they noticeably wore masks. Also, the Trump rally that was mainly in the news was an indoor one.

    • I don’t know which demonstrations YOU saw, but those I saw on TV showed people crowded together ( much less than 6 feet), many not wearing masks, and chanting at the top of their lungs. Two weeks later ( or one COVID gestation period) we have spikes in reported COVID cases.
      As for the Tulsa rally, I saw plenty of empty seats esp. in upper bleachers. Down near stage it was more crowded. And it involved approximately 10,000 people. I doubt we will see a spike in cases over background levels.

      • “As for the Tulsa rally, I saw plenty of empty seats esp. in upper bleachers.”

        One explanation for why the room wasn’t full is that the Mayor of Tulsa imposed a curfew on Tulsa the night before the rally took place, fearing anarchists were going to come to Tulsa to disrupt the Trump rally, which meant that all the people who had been camped outside the arena for days waiting to get in, had to pack up and leave the area, and others who weren’t there saw what was happening and didn’t know how long the curfew was going to last, and so they all went home and decided to watch it on television.

        The Fox News Channel was the only tv outlet that carried the full Trump rally. The other networks were only interested in showing that the arena was not full and did not cover the speeches or anything important. Only what was important to them: Empty seats.

        As such, Fox New Channel had 7.7 million viewers for Trump’s rally which is a record number of viewers for a Saturday night on Fox, since they started broadcasting in 1996, and in addition, about 4 million more viewed the event on the internet. So Trump didn’t fill the arena but he set new records on Fox and online.

        • There was also a bunch of left wing groups who were claiming that they had signed up for tickets with no intention of ever attending, just to prevent people from attending the rally.

          Once again, socialists demonstrate that they have no respect for rights or freedoms of people who don’t support them. These are the same people who happily send those they disagree with to gulags and death camps.

          • Demon-straters outside the arena interfered with ticket holders trying to enter.

            Also, the glee that Tik-Tok ticket diverters displayed makes it clear that this is a generation without a conscience. They are Fuehrer-ready.

        • I especially like the photo of the musicians in a tight knot blowing on trumpets and trombones. There’s a reason brass instruments have a spit valve. These guys are projecting their sputum over everyone within 10 feet or more. I can’t think of a more effective way to spread your viruses to all your friends.🙄

    • ” Unlike the Trump rallyers, the protesters mostly kept 6 feet between themselves and they noticeably wore masks. Also, the Trump rally that was mainly in the news was an indoor one.”

      I think the Trump rally will be a good test for the Wuhan virus. We need to find out if this kind of activity causes big problems or little problems. Trump has all the names of the attendees so it should be pretty easy to follow up with them and see how or if the Wuhan virus has affected them.

      The Wuhan virus is very infectious and is not going away, so we have to learn to live with it for a while and we are right in the middle of learning these lessons now.

      I just read an article about new outbreaks in South Korea, and South Korean officials are worried. They say it is a fantasy to think we are going back to normal anytime soon, absent a viable medical treatment or vaccine.

      Wear your mask in public.

      • Wear your mask in public.

        Using a cloth mask to stop a virus is like using a chain link fence to stop mosquitoes.

          • And then the virus infected particles are completely inert and immobilized on the mask while you huff and puff through the material.

          • Don’t be stupid. Of course the mask doesn’t kill the viruses. Exposure to air does that.
            The mask holds the viruses in place while the air does it’s work.

          • … but, but, my exhaled breath has 38,000 ppm CO2, which will make me hypoxic when concentrating inside my mask!

        • The idea of a cloth face mask, which are successfully deployed all across the Far East, is that they interfere with your breath being exhale at full velocity over everyone.
          Nobody in their right mind believes they stop virus entering, they don’t — they slow down your exhalations so YOUR breath is less likely to infect others as it will not travel as far.

          Of course the selfish sociopaths don’t wear cloth masks because they don’t care who they infect!

      • Don has a long history of making up facts in order to support whatever case he’s pushing today.

        • So clearly his next job should be climate scientist he would fit right in. I am sure he can even get an honorary degree in climate science from one of his own universities or just do a Mosher and declare himself one.

        • No kidding MarkW, I remember when it was a internet video that caused rioting in Benghazi

          And lets not forget Russia collluuuuusion

          Or weapons of mass destruction

          the list goes on and on and on and on

        • yeah, he lied about the 4 Americans murdered in Benghazi, saying it was an obscure video
          He lied about Obama care saying you can keep your insurance and your Dr.
          He secretly sent 150 billion dollars to the worst terrorists in the world
          He claimed ISIS was just a small bunch of ineffective clowns
          He supported the Moslem brotherhood
          He lied about Israel and tried to influence the election.

          OH that was OBAMA not Trump!
          Got any examples to support your claim not subsequently debunked?

    • One constant with socialists, they actually believe that they are entitled to their own facts.

      I’ve seen lots of pictures of both protests and riots, and there was NO six foot distancing and precious few masks.
      As to the Trump rally being indoors, so what? It’s a big arena.

      • Actually it was the protests and Marxist rioting that gave Trump the social license to begin his rallies. If its acceptable to protest and riot, then it’s ok to rally.

        Thank you BLM!

        • Except he is the leader of the country and should be modelling an example of how to behave to minimise the risk of this deadly virus. All the health experts say not to do what Trump just did. But Trump being Trump doesn’t care about others, only (at this point) his election chances. He’s losing and is desperate so at this stage, anything is ok.

          • Funny how socialists pile all kinds of made up requirements onto anyone they don’t like.
            On the other hand they have nothing but excuses regarding the behavior of those they do like.

          • This is typical of the hypocritical left.

            They want to do whatever they want, but harshly criticize others for doing something similar.

            If it was not an anti-trumper (coumo) that was faking his self-righteous self confinement for the benefit of higher ratings and enhanced propaganda the hypocritical left would have been hysterical with demands for firings … Simon, I simply do not understand how you sleep at night.

          • All the health experts say not to do what Trump just did. But Trump being Trump doesn’t care about others . . .

            Well if it’s bad for Trump not to care about others, why is it good that the Beautiful People didn’t first? You’re supposed to be the best of the best of humanity.

            Surely you’ve all shown yourselves hypocrites now, wouldn’t you agree? Why should anyone care what’s uttered from the Mouth of Hypocrisy, i.e., you?

            Or do you similarly condemn the riots and protests in violation of “[a]ll the health experts” just as you condemn Trump?

          • Simon is projecting. He has to maintain this caricature of Trump so he can continue to hate him. Standard unrepentant fascist.

            The progressive left – while pretending to the high-ground – as Simon does – has exacerbated hatred like I’ve not seem in my lifetime.

            If Trump wins, my guess, you’re going to see riots – but if he loses, THEN you will see REAL hatred. Which is all progressives got.

            And BTW, Trump IS showing leadership – you’re showing cowardice – fear being hate’s deformed twin.

            AND as far as ‘anything is ok’ – I’ve never seen more disgusting behavior that by the democrat party. They have behaved in as detestable fashion as possible, and a piece of pure sh*t like you has the sheer GALL to make a self-serving statement like that?

            I keep thinking I couldn’t think less of you and yet every day, you prove yourself even scummier.

          • and a piece of pure sh*t like you . . .

            Wow. And here I was feeling a little queezy with “hypocrite.”

          • We are all going to get the Chinese virus, like it or not. Hiding indoors was supposed to prevent saturation of medical facilities, which never occurred. I for one am done with it. Bring on the virus – if i die then at least i won’t have to read stupid comments from Griff and Donald.

      • MarkW
        “As to the Trump rally being indoors, so what? It’s a big arena.”
        And to be fair they were struggling to see another person let alone get within six feet….

        • Thanks to the mis-behavior of socialists.

          But then again, you approve of mis-behavior, so long as it enriches you socialists.

        • And to be fair they were struggling to see another person let alone get within six feet . . .

          So now you mock, but above you just complained how this is exactly the way Trump should’ve behaved and didn’t. What’s with contradicting yourself?

          And then on the other hand, about 7.7M people elsewhere were watching Trump (and everyone else who wasn’t there according to you):

          “President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Okla., generated the largest Saturday audience in Fox News Channel’s 24-year history in delivering 7.7 million viewers, according to the early Nielsen data.”

          https://tinyurl.com/y949rlvr

          So, you were mocking what, and who again?

          • Like most socialists, Simon will say anything to win an argument, even if he has to directly contradict something he said a few minutes ago.

            First he whines that Trump fans weren’t following social distancing guidelines.
            Then he proclaims that there were so few they could barely see each other.

            Simone proves that double standards are the only standards he wants.

  5. “we only have six months left to prevent total climate change disaster”

    Manndastic !

    Six months left to support these fraudsters,
    afterwards, they will vanish and let people enjoy real life.

  6. What happens when meritocracy is abandoned, math no longer matters, science becomes based on feelings and the way things should be? Has it already happened?

    • Historically it has happened a number of times when politics and religion tried to control science. Galileo, Darwin, Einstein and Planck to name a few who had theories that brought science directly into conflict with society. The first reaction is always to attempt to suppress and control what science says and does and you see it very clearly with climate science. Take comfort that science is much stronger than that and has always prevailed because in the end what it offers is knowledge and technological advancement.

      • Dear Mr. LdB,

        Sorry, but it is not known for me that A. Einstein or M. Planck had theories that brought science directly into conflict with society. Please, could you enlighten me?

        Thank you very much in advance.

    • Sissor, yes it has already happened. We call it The Dark Ages. If you look at all these ‘scientists’ who are spouting the politically correct agenda you see the same mind-set that prevailed during that particular time in human history.

    • Postmodernism!

      Postmodernist thinkers believe that there is no universal truth, abstract or otherwise.

      Postmodernists believe that morality is relative.

      Postmodernism deny the use of logical thinking.

      Has it already happened………?……….give you two guesses.

  7. Africa American. problems can only be fixed by the African American community,anybody else involved. will be boiled in oil.

    • The Democrats are the obstacles to helping the Black Community.

      The Democrats want to divide American society. They want to pit one group against another in an effort to gain political power. Their platform is racism, hatred and division.

      If the American people manage to vote the Democrats out of power this November then Trump and Senator Tim Scott along with many other Black Republicans will be able to make a huge difference for the Black Community.

      But we need to get rid of the Democrat obstructionism which is mainly in the House of Represenatives. Dethrone Nancy Pelosi and it will be smooth sailing for a whole lot of things that will benefit everyone.

      The radical Democrats are poison to our society. Their hate and divsion and lies and desire to control everyone’s life should be rejected by all fair-minded, independent people.

      • What you say is true.

        The US Democratic party is corrupt to the core. So the whoever has the most money, runs the show.

        A hint to who runs the Democratic show, is the Show is without a doubt, Anti-American. That fact is irrational, does not make sense….

        if the Democratic show was run by Americans. The Democratic party have become a dangerous uncontrollable Anti-US weapon.

        China runs the Democratic Show. China used their money to buy and influence all of the democratic universities. A large group of US university refused, US government requests, to identify foreign country donations.

        The Chinese government bank gave Bidden’s son 1.5 billion dollars to invest, while Bidden was meeting with Chinese official. China owns the Democratic candidate.

        China is kidnaped a couple of Canadians and have now charged them with spying because the Canada is still pretending it is an independent country.

        China has a plan.

        The democratic countries just do not get what is going to happen next. The reason we have a free world, is the US.

        Logically what will happen, now, is China will start taking treatory. China will claim they are they only country that can bring order to chaos.

    • That’s not true. The rest of us are being encouraged to send our money and so that those who would rather not work can continue their preferred lifestyle.

    • “Everybody has asked the question, and they learned to ask it early of the abolitionists, ‘What shall we do with the Negro?’ I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us.” — Frederick Douglass

      • The Anarchists are threatening to tear down a statue that was paid for by freed slaves and supported by Frederick Douglass, which depicts a standing Abraham Lincoln and a freed slave kneeling at Lincoln’s feet. Frederick Douglass didn’t have a problem with the statue but modern-day, history-deprived morons do. The morons ought to study Frederick Douglass’ life before they go tearing down the statue.

        President Trump has said the Anarchists and other Extremists will not be allowed to tear the statue down. Tonight is the night. The Anarchists are trying to destroy the United States and Trump is going to stand at the bridge and take on those who would destroy us.

        Deep Pockets on the extreme Left are financing all this mayhem. They should be charged with Sedition if they are American citizens, and the CIA ought to be aimed at the international disruptors like George Soros.

        • No American would start an unwinnable internal fight about statues at a time when the US is under attack by a Pandemic.

          In the old days, News Reporters were on the side of America. If someone had tried this treason, there would have been fist fights among the reporters.

          Come on fight about statues. Burning buildings. Attacking cops. Purposeless, dangerous, out of control riots.

          If an American was running the Democratic party we would not be attacking ourselves.

          Come wake up. Are we so stupid. We are under attack.

          China runs this show. The Richest, One Party country in the world is the most powerful country in the world.

          China has used modern technology/ their money/country access/trade /their legal system/their control of large companies/ their control of rare earth elements/their control of 5G internet technology … …as a weapon to hide what they are doing to the US and to other countries.

          Google searches no longer find any Breitbart articles. Breitbart is the only US news outlet that investigates, that provides statistics, discusses issues at an adult pro US level.

          In any other Western country, the Bidden China scandal, would be the sad end to Bidden’s political career.

          Bidden is a bought candidate, who has dementia. In the old days. .. when there was investigative, Pro US news organization, staffed by intelligent, competent, Pro America workers… that would not happen.

          https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/05/04/vanity-fair-hunter-bidens-1-5-billion-bank-of-china-deal-looming-on-the-horizon-as-campaign-scandal/

          Vanity Fair: Hunter Biden’s $1.5 Billion Bank of China Deal ‘Looming on the Horizon’ as Campaign Scandal

          how a private-equity firm managed by Hunter Biden, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, negotiated a $1.5 billion investment deal with the state-owned Bank of China at the same time that his father, then the vice president, was conducting high-level diplomacy with Beijing. (On one of his trips, Hunter allegedly made use of Air Force Two.)
          Whether or not the Chinese hoped to curry favor with Hunter’s father, Trump allies are sure to make note of the issue, especially given Joe Biden’s controversial remark this week downplaying China as an economic competitor.

          Family members gather for a road naming ceremony with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, centre, his son Hunter Biden, left, and his sister Valerie Biden Owens, right, joined by other family members during a ceremony to name a national road after his late son Joseph R. “Beau” Biden

    • I keep thinking that with the demands for “separate development” being raised these days by POC, whether Hendrik Verwoerd , the architect of ‘apartheid’ (i.e. “separate development”) simply wasn’t too early?

      • Whites only drinking fountains. Evidence of racism.
        Blacks only dorms. Evidence of racial tolerance.

  8. “Science” told people to not eat eggs for an entire generation, because eating cholesterol was harmful.
    “Science” said ulcers caused by bacteria was a crazy theory pushed by a crank.
    “Science” said stick margarine was much better for you than butter.
    “Science” said plate tectonics was a crazy theory pushed by a crank.
    “Science” thinks a trace atmospheric gas, essential for life as we know it, is the sole control knob for our planet’s climate – perhaps the most complex system “science” has tried (and failed) to model.
    “Science” states everything came from nothing
    “Science” states life came from non-life

    • As in all other professions, there are capable scientists and also incompetents who really should have chosen another area of work. When incompetents collude and gain access to gullible politicians and the media, problems begin – on a grand scale, as we currently see.

      • Carbon, it takes more that just incompetent scientists. It takes the so-called competent scientists not challenging the incompetent narrative as well as the active participation of censors (media) and politicians.

      • As a response to, and in the context of the Faucci statement “science is truth”, there is nothing wrong with most of the Mathew statements about major past errors (and lies) in “science.

      • Thanks Captain Obvious. You’ve added so much to my comment.
        Of course, science is conducted by and transmitted through scientists, but don’t let me interrupt you as you wax obtuse.

    • “Science” gave you quantum mechanics, transistors, and the circuitry your computer uses to post your comment.

      • No scientist and engineers did not “science”. Science is not an entity and it most certainly is not a consensus. Its not “truth” its information.

        • Mr. Boder, I see that you did not fathom the use of the word in quotation marks. I’ll refer you to Matthew Schilling’s post above. Address your concerns to him.

      • Feel free to defend the arrogant old fool Fauci, but your comment has no effect on mine whatsoever: Too often, science has been used to intimidate people into accepting the ridiculous and the obnoxious.
        As an American, it is my birthright to not only roll my eyes at useless, non-sequitur comments, but also to resist whenever blind, obtuse idiots like Fauci try to impose nonsense under a veneer of science.

    • “Science” is a process not a thing. There are ‘scientific methods’, processes by which investigations with measurements, observations and methods into the universe about us are carried out, and upon which theories are built. However the ‘scientific method’ ensures that such are verified and validated to ensure that our understanding and knowledge is the best we can have, even with the limited means at our disposal.
      Within the philosophy of ‘science’ there are many things that are believed to be fully known and understood, unfortunately these believers are wrong, as we humans, with our faulty methods and error-prone ways, can only ever make an approximation of the true reality that is sought. It is the true believers who are the dangerous ones for they believe subject after subject will fall to their (flawed) methods and a (in)complete understanding of the universe will be theirs. They are wrong, dangerously wrong.

      As Professor Jacob Bronowski said —

      Science is a very human form of knowledge. We are always at the brink of the known; we always feel forward for what is to be hoped. Every judgement in science stands on the edge of error and is personal. Science is a tribute to what we can know although we are fallible…
      We have to cure ourselves of the itch for absolute knowledge and power. We have to close the distance between the push-button order and the human act. We have to touch people.

      • First you state science is a process not a thing. Then, in your quote, Bronowski TWICE referred to science in EXACTLY the same manner as I did.
        Awkward.

  9. The Left, a long time ago, recognised that reasoned debate and evidence was not on their side. Hence the long march of corruption through science and in particular academia.
    The Left despise free speech for the same reason that the Right welcome it.

  10. ‘The science’ is a very convenient crutch for those too lazy to think for themselves and who have adopted a given view or set of views and wish to impose them on others.
    I have on several occasions had letters published in a local newspaper about ‘climate change’, supplying real-world data to explain my thinking. The response of one individual in particular has been illuminating. His tactics always include avoiding comment or discussion on data I’ve presented, always referring to ‘the science’, comments aimed at belittling me, and never presenting any arguments based on data to support his empty prattle.
    On one occasion, I referred to Professor John R. Christy’s work at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, commenting on his atmospheric temperature measurements versus models.
    The response? Apparently I ‘try to justify my nonsense using information from an obscure university in the US bible belt where there are laws about not teaching evolution.’ Annoyingly, the newspaper concerned didn’t print my response to this individual. He got the last word, so giving the readership the impression that he was right.
    I am appalled at what’s going on – this is one example of what we’re up against – the debasement of science, enabled by the media and politicians.

  11. Early in the Trump Administration, the travel ban against terrorist-friendly nations was opposed by several science organizations (including AAAS & AMS) because … SCIENCE.
    I argued with several science colleagues that this was a politization of these organizations that we would soon regret. And here we are with political advocates writing ridiculous statements that scientists dutifully sign to ‘virtue signal that they are among The Chosen. This is not only sad, it is giving science organizations and scientists a black eye. It will take decades or longer to rehabilitate their reputations. Everyone is worse off because if this.

  12. Science is the systematic search for the truth. You really can’t “weaponize” science, the truth will always come out.

    • Only if those practicing it are really searching for the truth. Any field is only as good as the people in it. That’s why the left corrupts institutions – so they can use them as appeals to authority.

    • Yes, but it may take a very long time, e.g. the Dark Ages. If it wasn’t for the monks in monasteries hand copying books the recovery would have taken even longer. Another example is the burning of the Library of Alexandria. We still don’t know how much science was lost there.

    • But you *can* weaponize the word ‘science’. That is what Mr. Rotter is highlighting. Using claims of scientific authority to mask political motives. You say the truth will eventually come out. But there’s the old adage that a lie will make it halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on. We can’t afford the wait in dangerous times.

    • I agree with all the comments, science will eventually win out. However yes this period and the damage Climate Science is doing will be discussed well into the future and not in a good way.

    • “You really can’t ‘weaponize’ science…” Of course not, if you are talking about real science.

      They have weaponized junk science, and it is quite effective. By putting on the lab coats and using long words that few really understand, they can don the mantle of “science” while spouting self-serving drivel and propaganda in industrial strength ***loads.

      Don’t forget, Karl Marx sold his racist class warfare inanity by calling it “scientific economics”. None of his “scientific” predictions came true. Millions of lives were ended last century by authoritarians that tried to make it true by sheer force and repression, but none succeeded even at that.

      Still, some dream the impossible dream and call it “science”.

      While we wait for the real scientists to catch up with the liars and inject a bit of real truth into the matter, the charlatans have taken over the asylum. And of course they set up mechanisms like “peer review” and the “cancel culture” to make sure the real science never gets its boots on.

      The truth will out eventually, but eventually can be a long-term affair. Look at how long it took to prove Aristotle wrong about “vapors” causing the plague. Some still believe.

  13. Regarding the Lancet debacle, they were actually following the money rather than the science.

    The hands of frontline medical practitioners have been tied treating Covid19 cases because the drugs that work on the virus work against Big Pharma profits. Computers were employed to produce attack papers overwhelming the growing confidence that HCQ helps patients. A recent paper later on describes how medical science is corrupted to follow the money rather than fight disease.

    https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2020/06/23/hcq-hit-job-by-big-pharma-data-miners/

    • To say nothing about the fact that this only happened after Trump endorsed the use of HCQ, so it must be made to look deadly and removed from use.

    • True there will be a backlash as they try to impact the lives of masses of people and it has that feel of 1933 about it.

  14. Two weeks after the riots started, many blue states are seeing a big increase in cases, especially amongst the young.

    Instead of blaming the riots, the usual suspects are declaring that this increase is the result of the easing of the lock down rules. The only solution is to go back to full lockdown, for everyone except the rioters.

    PS: While racism does exist (and it exists in every demographic group), there is no such thing as “systemic racism”. Every so called discrepancy between blacks and other groups can be explained by non-race based statistics.

  15. It really is sad that people don’t trust scientists anymore. Oh, by the way, should we wear masks?

    • That actually is not a bad thing, name any scientist that was never been badly wrong?

      The problem with climate science is the ever ugly consensus science being pushed and the way it is dealing with opposition to it’s views …. there is a political agenda that is overriding the science.

  16. Any person saying that “white privilege” exists is being racist.
    [rant]
    The real privilege is the Golden Rule: He who has the Gold Rules. There is wealth privilege. The wealthy can get away with murder, literally. Epstein didn’t off himself.
    Wealth = Power –> Corruption.
    Our government is no longer “of the people, for the people.” It is of the legislators, for the legislators and their wealthy donors.
    When the government issues edicts about literal loss of liberty for supposed safety regarding a fearsome invisible predator, Franklin spins in his grave. (Sorry, Ben, we didn’t keep it.)
    The government should have left us free to dig our own grave if we wish to. Isn’t this a free country.
    Present the controversy. Give us information. All the different voices and their reasons. Let the doctors seeing patients decide for themselves what treatment they use on this given patient.
    [/rant]

      • Being a legislator should not be an occupation with retirement benefits.
        There oughta be an amendment! Or two! A legislator is to be paid the median salary of his district. He must have a means of living (on his job or his inheritance) he intends to return to after his single term. (In English the term “he” in these contexts is “person.”)
        He need never be concerned about re-election. Not even once.
        How about: No laws which make legislators “more equal” than the general public. If a legislator has a benefit so must all his constituents.
        We need a legislature of the people, by the people and for the people with absolute equality of opportunity for the entire human population* in our domain; let the chips fall where they may.
        *Their race, human, being the only racial distinction.

        • I had a thought on that a few years ago. Put a limit of 2 or 3 terms for both upper and lower houses, and then a politician must sit out for several years before they can run for office. That means that they will have to work for a living just like everyone else for several years. Then if the voters consider that person worthy then the individual can be elected once again.

        • I use to think that term limits would fix a lot of the problems in Washington. However, looking at Pres. Trump’s dealings with the Deep State, i.e. the entrenched bureaucracy, term limits would just give more power to the bureaucracy. Congress has already ceded most of its power to it since they don’t want their name on anything that might costs them a vote or two in the next election. We’re going to have to come up with a better solution.

          • How about: Each Bill shall be hand written by the Senator or House Member proposing it — not their staff. The Bill shall be read aloud by the legislator proposing it, explaining in detail the provisions.

          • I’d say that’s a good start, but add that each bill can only have a single subject. Most of them haven’t read the bill before they vote on it and aren’t present if/when it is read. Adding to your previous post, do like Texas and have both houses only meet once every two years and that for a fixed amount of time and only get paid for time spent. Maybe even pay them some form of piece-work. They now currently spend probably 80% to 90% of their time raising money, swanning around with K-street lobbyists and glad-handing… doesn’t leave ’em a lot of time to do what what they said they would do if elected. Now, some are even considering voting by proxy :<)

  17. The minute somebody utters The Science they’ve lost all credibility as far as I’m concerned.

    Add in the newspeak that is widely used and it’s so obvious, eg

    A violent BLM protest with lots of injured policemen (or is that police-people?) is reported as Largely Peaceful by the Biased Broadcasting Corporation.

    So, up is down, black is white and violence is largely peaceful. Just reverse the meaning of what they say.

  18. Odd that the Lead neglects mention of Lancet editor Horton’s previous misdemeanor – failure for 14 years to rescind a report linking autism to vaccines. This time he took only 2 weeks. Result – antivaxer riots recently in the middle of a pandemic!
    Would Horton be labelled a US “leftie”? Ridiculous.

    Dr. Fauci is correct that science is truth, as in pursuit of truth. Truth never being fixed, for us humans. However that tiny oligarchy, “Davos Men”, have a fixed truth – their way or the highway – science being unwanted.

    The truth reverberating throughout this turmoil is that oligarchy sees its chance to end forever the 400 year project (1620 saw the Mayflower Pilgrims land).

    It is not true that this is a “leftie-rightie” Strauss waltz, rather an epic struggle against tyranny, an oligarchical tyranny, in fact for 99% of known recorded history. Beethoven’s 9th is more attuned than some silly left-foot,right-foot waltz.

  19. They should remember what happened to Pravda and Izvestia.
    If you keep publishing lies, eventually nobody will believe a word you say.
    Once you become corrupted by politics and junk science, there is no way back.

  20. The Lancet editor Richard Horton doesn’t “believe the science” himself.
    “The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness” http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736%2815%2960696-1.pdf

  21. Interesting that Bolton’s 2007 book actually tells some truth – the real reason the Soviet collapsed. General Yuri Baluyevsky reminded Bolton in 2001 that Reagan’s SDI was war avoidance. Trump says that if Bolton now had sway we would be in WWIII. So the Soviet refused Reagan’s offer, progress, and imploded.

    Progress or perish!

    • Trump said he hired John Bolton as a way to intimidate various world leaders who knew Bolton was a serious war hawk. Trump liked to keep the other side a little nervous.

      Trump fired Bolton when Bolton stupidly compared the Libya outcome to what might take place in North Korea, implying that Kim might end up like Libya’s Kaddafy, executed by the side of the road. Trump didn’t think that was a good thought picture to be sending Kim in the middle of negotiations over Kim’s nuclear weapons. For all we know, Bolton may have blown the whole deal with his stupid remarks. I guess that remains to be seen.

      We now know for certain that the Obama administration, including Obama and Joe Biden were involved in trying to steal the 2016 presidential election, and having failed that, to undermine and cripple the Trump administration using the full power of the Federal Government

      The Obama administration officials involved are traitors who tried to undermine the U.S. Constitution and change how our leaders are chosen, not by a popular vote, but by rigging the 2016 elections and all subsequent elections so they favor the Democrats. Give them another chance and they won’t make the same mistakes they made last time. They will learn from their mistakes and will be successful next time.

      Given that, how can someone like Bolton, who professes to be a patriot, do anything that would turn the nation back over to these criminals in the Clinton/Obama Crime Syndicate? That’s exactly what he is doing when he tries to undermine Trump. If Trump loses, the criminals and traitors on the Left will win and they will make sure they continue winning by any means necessary.

      No rational person with a sense of self-preservation would vote for any Democrat under the current circumstances. If they do, they are throwing their freedoms away.

      Democrats in power is the worst thing that can happen to the United States. They are delusional. They are poison. They are immoral. They will steal your freedom if you give them half a chance. They already tried it in 2016. If they don’t go to jail for it, then the next time the dishonest, dispicable Democrats get in the White House, it will be all over for the rest of us. They damn near did it last time, and they are still moving toward that goal with every action they take now. Their hunger for power knows no bounds. Voters better stop them now. This may be our last chance.

      Don’t let all that depress you though. I still think the Silent Majority is going to rise up and speak their mind on November 3, 2020, and elect Trump, and then we can celebrate and watch Attorney General Barr march the traitors in the former Obama Administration off to jail where they belong. Former FBI Director Comey will need an extra-large stripped prison suit. Just the thought of that makes me smile. 🙂

  22. Now it’s crystal clear? NOW??? It was crystal clear to me back in the early 1980s when Patrick Michaels was being attacked and eventually sacked as VA State Climatologist for merely questioning the burgeoning university-climatastrophy-industry. Earlier than that, I clearly saw the one-time objective mag Science News becoming increasingly political.

  23. “Is it the “truth” that white supremacy is a public health crisis?”
    No.
    There is no white supremacy.
    White supremacy suggest that something/someone was teaching such a
    thing. Or at least someone can point to it, and say, there is what I mean by
    “White supremacy”.
    There is something one call Marxism or Marxists. It’s taught.
    Not saying it’s taught well. And there are people who follow stupid ideas.

    One could also in governmental system or nation which could be called
    Marxist. There isn’t really such a nation, but one say Cuba was following Marxism and it’s people are Marxist. So go to Cuba, ask someone if they are Marxist and they might say yes {or no}. Assuming they say yes, one can ask what is being a Marxist.
    Point is one could find such a person, maybe. But there system in Cuba which actually teaching what would be called Marxism and people could claim they are Marxist.
    While in Cuba, one ask someone, if there is white supremacy? And they might say, yes. And then you ask who are they? And they could say, it’s the white people who opposing us.
    If you had 1/2 brain, you know the people opposing Cubans, is their government.

    The upshot is to have white supremacy, it’s actually required that there are people who might say they belong to white supremacy. And could manage to explain even if in idiotic way, what it was.
    And if there is white supremacy in America, you need a government and/or some other church/institution/school teaching it.
    Or should be books on the topic.
    But what you do have in America is lots of people are clueless on basic things- due a very poor educational system. And basically regarded as mostly important because functions as day care for children.
    So if white supremacy existed, one could find it being taught in US public schools.
    But it’s taught like the idea there space aliens living on Earth.
    You might find someone who claims they are actually a space alien. That would easier to find then a white supremacist.
    Now, there is a group called the KKK, an actual group formed by Dems, and there were former members of KKK who were Dems who was once in the US congress.
    I would call the KKK stupid racist, they followed stupid racist ideas.
    Most people disassociate themselves from this group.
    And such people fear there are going extinct, or quite pathetic group of people. Or they imagine they too stupid to continue to exist, and they got that one thing, right.
    If you want to be ironic, you can call them white supremacists.
    But the public can ignore them- I assume that the FBI would pay some attention to them- as well as numerous other hate groups. As there a lot crime- connected to such groups. Stupid groups are predictably going involved with crime more often, then less stupid groups

  24. Anybody who thinks Lancet is “prestigious” has not been paying attention. It left science way back during the Bush administration.

  25. the CDC here in the USA has now informed me the seasonal allergy congestion i have been getting for decades is no longer due to allergies, it is now covid 19……

  26. I am old enough to remember when the sea level was at a certain point on the coast where I lived and still visit many years later. The sea level has NOT risen one freaking millimeter. Bent science is like bent people, they tend to lie.

  27. Sorry Henry,

    Science didn’t give us the transistor. It was the result of a lab accident….

    But a really beneficial one….

    Mike Bentley

    • Where did you hear that tale?
      From what I’ve read, the transistor effect was predicted, then a device was built to demonstrate it.

  28. … we only have six months left to prevent total climate change disaster…. – article

    I don’t think we have that much time left. Winter will be here soon, probably sooner than usual, and will stick around until it feels like leaving. Might not leave until next June, considering that a temperature of 100F was recorded in Siberia just the other day. Hot spots need love, too. But we still have snow falling in various places, and it’s June, for Pete’s sake! All those conventions and rallies just add more CO2 to the atmosphere, and it doesn’t help that the Mobs of WHEE (We Hate Everyone Else) gather together like lemmings in a panic attack.

    Has anyone taken CO2 measurements before and after those riots and rallies? No? Well, then how is this prediction supposed to be accurate, huh? Maybe this severe climate change projection could be modified into a lesser threat if those silly rioters and mob-bunchers just stayed home and watched things on TV.

    (If you take what I wrote seriously, you’re knutzen.)

  29. The was going to end before 2000 (food, population pollution, ice age), then by 2000 (year 2000 bug), then by 2012 (some Maya or Aztec calendar prediction), then by 2020, then by 2050, then by 2039, then by 2030-2032…etc.

    So WHEN are people finally going to understand that all these predictions have one thing in common?

    SCARE MONGERING.

    They are all wrong. They will always be wrong. The only things that can end human civilizations are asteroids (unpredictable) and viruses (unpredictable). Oh…and liberals – forgot those.

  30. I have consulted the Science and 97 percent of scientists agree that I’m a good guy and everybody should just get off my back. Now I’m not going to tell you again.

  31. Mark,

    You are correct, the three researchers were working on the theory, but the actual device that succeeded was the result of at least serendipity…
    The Bell Labs story is that the “chip” that demonstrated amplification was the result of an accidental overdoping.
    Another story is that one of the researchers washed the chip in a thermos bottle to remove condensation.

    Whatever legend you choose to believe, the actual success is the result of – well- a lucky error.

    I miss Bell Labs, a pure research organization that helped us all along with

    The Big Bang Theory – by trying to located a 41 MHZ signal thought to be Pigeon poop.
    The first successful transistor –
    The Nyquist theory of signal sampling
    The laser
    Fiber optic development

    and so much more….

    Mike

  32. it seems to me maybe President Trump should use the Bart simpson method of getting things done, just tell them the exact opposite of what he needs done and is will be good with our planet. Another thing can we stop with the Mask of the red death narrative, research is out ladies and gentlemen and they do nothing to stop the virus. Texas can you hear me..
    normal is as normal does, have a mask free day

  33. Here are two doctors (real MD, not PhD experts) talking about the problem of scientific integrity. Perhaps lives could be saved if we had the proper treatment available. Also, covid patients were moved from hospitals to nursing homes in NY and other states within the USA.

    https://youtu.be/aaxKIivS79g

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