Unbeliever

There are a lot of things I don’t believe.

I don’t believe that smoking causes lung cancer. I grew up in the 1950s in a world where everyone smoked. My father smoked. My grandfather smoked. My mother occasionally smoked. None of them died of lung cancer. The first person I knew who died of lung cancer didn’t smoke.

The association of lung cancer with smoking is purely statistical. The incidence of lung cancer started increasing at the same time that cigarettes started becoming popular in the early 20th century. Ergo the one caused the other. This became an unquestionable medical certainty in about 1950, and the basis for gradually multiplying smoking restrictions ever since. Yet there’s never been an explanation for exactly how smoking causes lung cancer. Instead smoking – and not just smoking cigarettes – is now said to cause nearly every malady in the sun. Smoking has been thoroughly demonised.

I also don’t believe that human-emitted carbon dioxide causes global warming. Volcanoes produce far more carbon dioxide than humans. And in my own dynamic heat flow models of the Earth, it wasn’t carbon dioxide that caused a cycle of ice ages and interglacials. It was a minor contributor.

And I don’t believe that Covid-19 is causing a plague worse than bubonic plague, requiring lockdowns everywhere.

What seems to be happening is that all these things – carbon dioxide, Covid-19, and tobacco – are being used to try to control human behaviour. We’re living in a medical tyranny in which self-styled experts dictate our behaviour. How long can this go on? It’s a new religion. A new blind faith in experts. And I’ve never been a believer. I’ve never trusted experts, I’ve always tried to do my own thinking, not let somebody else do it for me. It’s why I build my own heat flow models and my own orbital simulation models.

I’m an unbeliever in a world of believers.

About Frank Davis

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10 Responses to Unbeliever

  1. Timothy Goodacre says:

    I believe that Diesel fumes are the main cause of lung cancer.

  2. cherie79 says:

    As an 11 year lung cancer survivor who still smokes I know a lot of others. Of the 4 people who have died 3 were never smokers nor was their husbands. I have noticed that a severe trauma seems to be a trigger, in my case the sudden totally unexpected death of my husband. Non smokers are often diagnosed late as Drs. Are brainwashed into thinking if you don’t smoke it can’t be lung cancer. I also don’t believe in man made global warming or the pandemic justified the measures taken. Seems like a power trip by the ‘scientists’ and they don’t want to give it up.

  3. Mark Jarratt says:

    True, biomedical fascism is to be expected when so called public health (which public?) attains the status of a state sanctioned cult.

  4. steven says:

    According to mail online oxford council want to ban smoking outdoors.Have the nazis really invaded this country

  5. Joe L. says:

    Unbelievers, unite!

  6. Clicky says:

  7. Vlad says:

    To paraphrase JFK, Ich bin ein Unbeliver.

  8. Stephen Helfer says:

    As cigarette consumption increased between 1900 and 1965 in England and the U.S., where all of the evidence that “smoking causes lung cancer” was publicized, it is quite o possible lung cancer rates did not increase. The apparent but not real increase was because what had been diagnosed before as tuberculosis was actually lung cancer; physicians between 1900 and 1965 had better equipment to search for cancers; people were living long enough to get cancer in general; and because doctors looked for lung cancer in smokers more than non smokers, they “found” more.

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