The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

It Started With Darwinism

About 25 years ago, I read Phillip E. Johnson’s Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law & Education. A law professor at Berkeley, Johnson was also the author of Darwin on Trial, and once remarked, “Something about the Darwinists’ rhetorical style made me think they had something to hide.” This is […]

Why Don’t We Trust the ‘Experts’?

One of the great fools of our age, Tom Nichols, published a book a few years ago with the title, The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters, about which I’ll quote Wikipedia: Publishers Weekly said that “The crux of the book’s argument is that… the American public have grown […]

Climate Change ‘Science’ = Propaganda

Considering how certain neocons are treating Ukraine skeptics, I’ll imitate them: “If you’re anti-fracking, that’s treason!” For years, world leaders have accused Russia of funding environmental groups in Europe to steer nations away from energy independence and strengthen Russia’s iron grip over the continent. As nations across the globe begin shunning Russian oil in response […]

The Science™ Is Actually The Politics™

Ace of Spades remarks, “Quelle coincidence,” at the polling memo from Impact Research (which “has helped elect Democratic candidates at all levels”) advising Democratic candidates on how to pivot away from their ill-advised “COVID Zero” maximum-lockdown stance on the pandemic. The obvious proof that these lockdowns were never “necessitated” (to use the phrase of Biden’s […]

Mass Formation Psychosis: What Is It and Why Is Everybody Talking About It Now?

Have you ever heard of “The Streisand Effect”? It’s what happens on the Internet when someone tries to suppress the truth: Barbra Streisand . . . in 2003 had sued photographer Kenneth Adelman and Pictopia[dot]com for violation of privacy. The US$50 million lawsuit endeavored to remove an aerial photograph of Streisand’s mansion from the publicly […]

‘Mass Formation Psychosis’ and the Censorship of COVID-19 Criticism

In December, Dr. Robert W. Malone was banned from Twitter: “The account referenced (@RWMaloneMD) was permanently suspended for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy.” Using the vague concept of “misinformation” to justify silencing critics of COVID-19 policy is part of a totalitarian project that Malone described on Joe Rogan’s popular podcast. And guess what […]

Can We Make Thursday ‘Everybody Blog About Mass Formation Psychosis Day’?

Darren Beattie has a piece at Revolver talking about how the Biden administration is trying, without much success, to convince Democratic voters to let go of the COVID-19 panic narrative to which they are clinging like a toddler with a security blanket: Masks are useless, children are not at risk, schools should be open, et […]

Don’t Question ‘The Science’?

Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change called attention to these headlines: It’s Time to Give Up on Facts — Jess Zimmerman, Slate, Feb. 8, 2017 You Must Not ‘Do Your Own Research’ When It Comes To Science — Ethan Siegel, Forbes, July 30, 2020 Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole Critical thinking, as we’re taught […]

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