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RE: The Origin of COVID-19, or SARS-CoV-2: Nothing is proven in any direction, yet the behavior used to assert things that are not possible has been political, not scientific.

in Informationwarlast year

the future of SCIENCE!

"study" at this lnk

Download the PDF and put it in your queue to read. It is absolutely terrifying, and they're telegraphing what's going to come next. It's not going to be more data, it's going to be less. They're not going to publish evidence, they're going to publish conclusions. They're actively calling for restricting inputs and publishing correct conclusions while suppressing data and they're doing so in stark, black-and-white terms


"In fact, the explicit motivation for many of these followers is to find information so that they can make the best decisions for their families- and by extension, for the communities around them."

And this is viewed as a problem.

it has been going on for a while now. Really started hitting its stride with the global warming shtick, was institutionalized during the Obama years, and now they realize openly saying, "Fuck you" has no consequences.

another quote:

While previous literature in visualization and science communication has emphasized the need for data and media literacy as a way to combat misinformation [43, 47, 89], this study finds that anti-mask groups practice a form of data literacy in spades. Within this constituency, unorthodox viewpoints do not result from a deficiency of data literacy; sophisticated practices of data literacy are a means of consolidating and promulgating views that fly in the face of scientific orthodoxy.

idk know many times I've had to shout this in people's faces

there is no such thing as "consensus" or "scientific orthodoxy" in real science

a hypothesis tests true, or it doesn't

it doesn't matter how many so-called scientists think it should test out

rationality does not work with these Fauxis, or the politicians using crap SCIENCE!, shouting does not work wok with them, honesty does not work with them

I really hope that people understand there is only one way to deal with the orthodoxical SCIENCE!TIST, and that the window for deploying that way grows smaller everyday.


Science is also never settled.

A hypothesis testing true may produce a theory that is the CURRENT best model. Yet you never stop questioning, thinking, and looking for even better models.