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Thursday, November 19, 2020

The cult of Science - face diapers as an example in the post-truth world.

Never, ever, change your 'science' based on evidence. That is well, anti-science!

by StFerdIII


 The science, the science! They all scream for the science!  Everyone is a rationalist-humanist-scientist-anti Trumpist-anti-racist.  Or viewed differently, most people appear to suffer from irrational group think, a lack of critical thinking, no standards and a ridiculous view of government (big government), as the arbiter of truth, light, happiness and salvation. Some modern philosophes name the current period of big government infatuation as post-modernism, post-Industrialisation, post-Christian.  More likely it is the era of post-truth and post-reality.  


Science must be based on evidence, observational data, reality and common sense, with all data, declarations and processes, repeatable and replicable.  But which science is right-think (post modern, post-truth right think) and which science is the wrong-think? 


Take the question of wearing face diapers against the flu CV-19, which only has a survival rate of 99.7%, somewhat less (about 97%), if you are over 80.  Do the face diapers make any difference?  Unsurprisingly, the largest study on the topic out of Denmark, (Nov. 2020), says statistically, the face nappies add no value. Source


A high-quality, large-scale Danish study finds no evidence that wearing a face mask significantly minimizes people’s risk of contracting COVID-19. The randomized-control trial found no statistically significant difference in coronavirus infection rates between mask-wearers and non-mask-wearers. In fact, according to the data, mask usage may actually increase the likelihood of infection.


The recommendation to wear surgical masks to supplement other public health measures did not reduce the SARS-CoV-2 infection rate among wearers by more than 50% in a community with modest infection rates, some degree of social distancing, and uncommon general mask use,” the authors summarized their results.


Will the largest study on face diapers change anyone’s mind who is a committed nappyist?  Will the statistical science sway government policy?  Will those who advocate the use of face coverings, who scream that not wearing one means you a ‘murderer’ bother to look at the data, reflect and maybe change their opinions?  Of course not. 


Face diapers are of course religious symbols.  The CV 19 virus size is 1/1000 of a nano.  Probably 60% of the population already has it.  Scientifically, masks compromise, reduce your immune system.  The virus molecule is – scientifically - extremely unstable, destroyed usually in the natural environment and in sunlight. Flu viruses spread mostly inside habitations or offices, gyms or public locales, through someone touching the molecules and wiping their hands over their fat face.  This is already a known – scientifically established – pattern of infection. 


However, the delusional will cling to the religion of science as their salvation.  The rationalists who view the world for what it is, are now denigrated as ‘deniers’ or ‘anti-xxxx’.  Post truth society is a pitiful place, leading ineluctably to totalitarian control over mostly mindless sheep.  


Maybe along with wearing the face diapers, we can self-flagellate too?