The Experts are No Experts

Will they win the War on Smoking? Will we all stop smoking? Will tobacco become a distant memory?

I doubt it.

Is there anything else they’ve ever managed to stamp out? Cocaine? Cannabis? Opium? Alcohol?

Nope.

Of course political and medical and scientific authorities want people to believe what they tell them. But do people believe whatever they’re told? No, of course not: everyone is able to think for themselves to some greater or lesser extent, and this is the foundation of scepticism.

I grew up in a time when tobacco was regarded as harmless, and cannabis was regarded as a very dangerous drug. Nowadays it’s the opposite way round: Cannabis is being legalised where tobacco is being banned. But the wheel of fortune keeps on spinning, and quite likely it’ll all change again sooner or later.

We should be glad that there are sceptics. It would be an awful world if everybody thought the same way about everything, in lockstep together. It would also be an awful world if nobody ever changed their minds. It would mean that nobody would ever learn anything. Learning anything entails changing your mind.

I think that what’s more likely to happen is that people will stop believing authorities. I already disbelieve most of them. I’m tired of their endless scaremongering. I’d guess that most other people are too. What else could happen? When everything is portrayed as an emergency, there ceases to be any emergency at all.

Is there a Climate Emergency? Of course not. All you need to do is look out of the window. If there were buckets of rain falling from black clouds all day, and sheets of lightning everywhere, perhaps there’d be something to worry about. But there isn’t. England yesterday was as cold and sunny as any other February day over the past 70 years. There was nothing at all remarkable about it.

So for all the expert alarmists’ warnings, personal experience regularly contradicts them. And so the experts are increasingly ignored. The experts are no experts. And any fool can see it.

Maybe one day they’ll get it right, but not yet.

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18 Responses to The Experts are No Experts

  1. Sok says:

    They could be experts at being wrong but I don’t know because I am not an expert. 👀

  2. Rose says:

    Shock

    Sir David Attenborough says new show is a break from ‘woe is me’ climate change warnings
    23 February 2021

    “The presenter’s new BBC series, Attenborough’s Life in Colour, will focus on the joy of nature rather than environmental catastrophe”
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/02/23/sir-david-attenborough-says-new-show-break-woe-climate-change/

    Interesting comments if you can read them. Typical of which is
    “I won’t be watching. Been scolded too many times by this man.”

    In contrast

    Today’s forecast: yet another blast of hot air
    Why I would rather be called a heretic on global warming
    David Bellamy
    Oct 22 2007

    “Am I worried about man-made global warming? The answer is “no” and “yes”.

    No, because the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction has come up against an “inconvenient truth”. Its research shows that since 1998 the average temperature of the planet has not risen, even though the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has continued to increase.

    Yes, because the self-proclaimed consensus among scientists has detached itself from the questioning rigours of hard science and become a political cause. Those of us who dare to question the dogma of the global-warming doomsters who claim that C not only stands for carbon but also for climate catastrophe are vilified as heretics or worse as deniers.

    I am happy to be branded a heretic because throughout history heretics have stood up against dogma based on the bigotry of vested interests. But I don’t like being smeared as a denier because deniers don’t believe in facts. The truth is that there are no facts that link the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide with imminent catastrophic global warming. Instead of facts, the advocates of man-made climate change trade in future scenarios based on complex and often unreliable computer models.” Do read the rest
    http://web.archive.org/web/20080511161047/www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article2709551.ece

  3. Smoking Lamp says:

    Smoking won’t be eradicated despite the endemic antismoker propaganda. It is time to seriously expose the tobacco control lies and restore normalcy–that is bring back smoking indoors.

  4. Joe L. says:

    The title of “expert” is simply newspeak for “paid propagandist.” I challenge anyone to name one “expert” who was credited with a groundbreaking scientific discovery.

    All major scientific breakthroughs were made by unknown laymen who had an insatiable curiosity and drive. For the majority of them, there was no financial windfall. “Experts,” on the other hand, haven’t contributed to scientific advancement; they are nothing more than well-paid hacks who shill for corporate- and/or government-backed agendas. Take for instance Dr. Anthony Fauci who, it was recently revealed, is the highest paid employee in the US federal government–making a larger salary than even the POTUS.

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  8. Rose says:

    How did I miss this?
    Multiple clinical trials test whether NO gas can treat and prevent COVID-19

    “In 2003, during the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic caused by the SARS-CoV-1 coronavirus, people in Beijing who received inhaled NO recovered faster than those who didn’t get the gas, with treated patients’ blood becoming better oxygenated and their lungs clearing faster from signs of pneumonia (Clin. Infect. Dis. 2004, DOI: 10.1086/425357).

    Follow-up lab studies in cells showed that NO interfered with that virus’s ability to fuse with host cells and replicate (Virology 2009, DOI: 10.1016/j.virol.2009.09.007).

    The genomes of “SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 overlap 85–90%,” says Lorenzo Berra, a critical care physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) who is leading three of the COVID-19 trials. “The similarity between the two viruses is so close that we anticipated NO would have a virucidal effect.”

    “Currently, 11 trials in total are testing NO against COVID-19, six of which are multicenter randomized controlled trials. Berra is leading two multicenter trials that are administering high doses of inhaled NO—one in people with mild or moderate COVID-19 infection who are breathing on their own, and another in people who are on a ventilator.

    Berra is also leading a third trial at MGH that is testing whether the gas can protect health-care workers who are exposed to COVID-19 patients from infection. The workers will inhale the gas at the beginning and the end of their shifts.”

    “Generally, NO is administered in the hospital, using a gas tank. The treatment is widely available but can cost thousands of dollars. For the preventative NO trial in health-care workers, Berra is collaborating with Warren Zapol, an anesthesiologist at Harvard University, to test a new delivery method. Zapol invented a device that uses iridium and platinum spark plugs to zap oxygen and nitrogen gases in air to form NO.

    The electric NO device can produce limitless quantities of the gas for pennies. “It’s such a simple way to make NO,” Zapol says. “You don’t need any chemicals, you don’t need anything—you just need air.”
    https://cen.acs.org/biological-chemistry/infectious-disease/Multiple-clinical-trials-test-whether-NO-gas-can-treat-and-prevent-COVID-19/98/i20

    • Dmitry says:

      Wonderful news, Rose.
      But we are missing something: WHERE’S FRANK? Why doesn’t he comment on, say, the good news from Texas? I expect Texans to present volumes of information on uselesness of masks and lockdowns, and, maybe, the benefits of smoking…

  9. Clicky says:

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