Science versus emotion

The idea that locking down and keeping people apart will stop a virus spreading may be seductively intuitive. But intuitive ideas can be wrong. The job of science is to examine ideas and test them with evidence to see if they are more than just speculation. And the science here is clear. Lockdowns do not control the coronavirus.”

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35 Responses to Science versus emotion

  1. Albatross says:

    These people need Christ.

  2. Infidel Tiger says:

    If you get high from it, I’m suddenly keen.

  3. JC says:

    Artie

    Did you know about this?

    Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar reveals plans for $37m mansion on site of $71m Elaine

    He’s either bulldozed or is going to rip down the Fairfax house.

    Nice new house, no?

  4. Nob says:

    Can’t think of anything more likely to put people off than this kind of performative mask-wearing and vax-praising wankery they do in the USA (in particular).

    Like putting BLM signs on your front lawn.

  5. Perfidious Albino says:

    Not even a vaccine

  6. Albatross says:

    Perfidious Albino says:
    April 15, 2021 at 11:08 pm
    Not even a vaccine

    This.

  7. Bad Samaritan says:

    PA. Could you explain this in simple language that might cut through with “believers”? The less jargon or abbreviations the better.

    Thanks.

  8. Petros says:

    If people are already keeping their distance and washing their hands etc then it would be hard to achieve any detectable difference by having a lockdown.

  9. Bad Samaritan says:

    Petros (3.43am) It’s the gut feeling that isolation is best.

    A quarantine station at the entrance to Sydney harbour, or any other port, was a well-established way of keeping spreadable illness at bay. The incoming travellers may have infected one another but not the rest of the community……which is the same intuitive rationale behind lockdowns.

    Once Covid19 was beaten-up into a major contagious and deadly thing, then keeping it isolated made sense. The pandemic was a fake but the endless beating of the drum made the masses deaf to reason.

    You will not convince them that isolation does not work unless you also convince them that Covid19 is not a serious threat.

  10. Dave of Reedy Creek, Qld says:

    A bit of awkward timing with the praising of “The Great Vaccine” when Denmark has banned our most used variety. Hard on the heels of that is today’s news of a death from the vaccine in Australia. How much of the problems with the quite untested vaccines is being hidden?

  11. Bad Samaritan says:

    Dave 94.34am). The closest analogy is that of an untested new car model which gets rushed certification and road registration approval, but which immediately starts having issues: rear-end explosions, brake failures, steering and suspension collapses etc causing death and injury.

    What normal person would not be thinking about even more defects further down the track? What normal person would be getting one? What normal govt “authority” would not be ordering recalls, and withdrawing certification? What would the NRMA/RACQ etc have to say?

    FFS. The whole debacle is a murderous disgrace.

  12. Mater says:

    He’s just overjoyed that he can crack the hermetic seal on the Miata.
    Who wouldn’t be that happy to open a window?

  13. Ozman says:

    A virologist by the name of Derek Knauss from a Californian University claims that in 1500 samples of COVID-19 analysed, he and his team have not been able to find the dreaded virus, just evidence of flu. Evidently, other universities research departments are of the same conclusion. Seven universities are now suing the US Centers for Disease Control over the COVID-19 hoax.

  14. Eyrie says:

    Ozman, you got a link for that?

  15. Shy Ted says:

    Picture shows a masked Matthew with all his mates.

  16. duncanm says:

    crazy eyes

  17. Ozman says:

    Eyrie, I posted the links originally but they do not show. Tried again but no luck.

  18. Sirocco says:

    Ozman says:
    April 16, 2021 at 6:34 am
    A virologist by the name of Derek Knauss from a Californian University claims that in 1500 samples of COVID-19 analysed, he and his team have not been able to find the dreaded virus, just evidence of flu. Evidently, other universities research departments are of the same conclusion. Seven universities are now suing the US Centers for Disease Control over the COVID-19 hoax.

    Eyrie says:
    April 16, 2021 at 6:50 am
    Ozman, you got a link for that?

    Ozman, I too would be interested in a link for that story.

  19. Frank says:

    Matthew Miller has remarkably feminine facial features. All that moisturising has paid off.

  20. Mark M says:

    Atlassian boss building $37M dollar water front house.

    Guess that global warming sea level rise is not a problem, unless he builds 3 feet higher!

    Then we will all know he is serious. /sarc off

  21. Lizzi55 says:

    Type Derek Knauss Covid into DuckDuckGo, then select the link to the WordPress website, and you will find it

  22. John Brumble says:

    There are a number of rebuttals that raise pertinent questions about Knaus’ processes. They are condescending and full of different errors themselves, but they do raise questions for Knaus that seriously undermine his case as stated.

  23. Boambee John says:

    Mark M says:
    April 16, 2021 at 8:10 am
    Atlassian boss building $37M dollar water front house.

    Guess that global warming sea level rise is not a problem, unless he builds 3 feet higher!

    Then we will all know he is serious. /sarc off

    It’s going to be built on timber stumps, as Sydney’s only Queenslander style waterfront house.

  24. Up The Workers! says:

    The A.L.P.’s Deadly Dan the Chi-Com Man was well on the path to banishing the effects of his “Bat Soup and Toad” Initiative of Labor Leprosy/Peking Pox/Beijing Bronchitis/Socialist Syphilis/Wu Flu/Commo Colic/Mao’s Malady/Deadly Dan’s Distemper from our shores.

    Some 820 innocent Mogadishu-By-The-Yarra citizens dead last year (10 times more than all the rest of Australia combined) a million or so this year, and finish off the remaining 4 million or so in the following year.

    Job done!

    After that effort he can put his feet up and gift himself another massive pay-rise.

    Labor!

    Up there for “finkin”!

  25. Ellen of Tasmania says:

    Scientific American want you to know that real science is mainstream science and anything else is anti-science.

    The Antiscience Movement Is Escalating, Going Global and Killing Thousands
    Rejection of mainstream science and medicine has become a key feature of the political right in the U.S. and increasingly around the world
    By Peter J. Hotez on March 29, 2021

    https://archive.is/bwVwC

    It’s hard to believe this wasn’t a Babylon Bee article – but …. no.

    James Corbett pulls it apart here: https://www.corbettreport.com/sciencesays/

  26. BorisG says:

    CL supports science when it is consistent with his views.

  27. johanna says:

    Pretty much all of the mainstream scientific journals have been taken over by woketards, and their carefully constructed credibility trashed. Scientific American and The Lancet are but two examples. Nothing they publish now can be believed without the most rigorous checking against multiple independent sources.

    It took many, many years to build standards of excellence in these journals, and the blink of an eye to destroy them.

  28. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    And at the end of the thread, some light comic relief.
    https://twitter.com/i/status/1381631952214753282

  29. Richard says:

    How much of the problems with the quite untested vaccines is being hidden?

    I’d say a lot. Something smells a little fishy. Check out this clip from Tucker Carlson >>
    https://news.yahoo.com/tucker-does-fauci-believe-vaccine-003926510.html

    PS. Think that big tech is balanced? Try and search for this video on youtube. You get videos from CNN showing Fauci’s response, but you can’t get a full video on what that fraud was responding to.

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