Category Archives: Science
A friend has sent me some briefing papers on the transgender issue from The Christian Institute. They speak of the “social contagion” aspect of this phenomenon, in explaining the 3,000% rise in referrals of children for “rapid onset gender dysphoria” in the UK in the last decade. This is a lot more convincing than the Tavsitock Clinic’s suggestion that it’s all due to the subject being more openly discussed.
Mrs G and I have developed slight colds this week. Barely noticeable, really, and par for the time of year, but one is sensitized by the fact we are under considerable legal constraints to prevent virus infections, so the question of provenance is more interesting than usual.
It is a commonplace, certainly on this blog, that the whole crisis (qua “crisis”) of COVID-19 in the UK, and in the US, has been triggered by the Imperial College computer models of Ian Ferguson. One might quibble about their direct influence on the rest of the world, but given the me-tooism evident in every measure taken by governments, from Cultural Maskism to the cult of eschatological vaccines, it is likely that when America blinked, others would jump.
You may, like me, have heard rumours on the web that the inventor of the PCR test, Kary Mullis (he got a Nobel Prize for it) never intended his discovery to be used for diagnostics. Nobody can ask him about the current casedemic now, since he died last year. But a recent video , perhaps rather conspiratorialist in tone, nevertheless usefully collates some interesting footage of the man himself demonstrating why the current use of PCR is an abuse, pure and simple.
The ideal situation for my individual immunity from serious common diseases is that everybody gets compulsorily vaccinated except me. That way there’s nobody to give me the diseases, but I avoid both the risks of the injection and that nasty prick in the arm.
Here’s a new song/video I’ve done on YouTube, being a reworking of one I wrote a long time ago. With very minor updating it expresses what, and how, I feel about the crime against humanity that is the international handling of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
It’s very tempting to treat the madness of COVID-19 policy as simply a matter of inexplicably bad science and typically hamfisted politics. For medics like me, focusing on the unaccountable abuse of statistics and research is the obvious thing to do. And many even in the mainstream media, as well as Parliament, are questioning the quality of decision making, when even the Prime Minister yesterday could not explain the new regulations he only that day brought in for the ordinary people to obey, or face huge fines. We’re well used to criticising politicians, and a sizeable minority of us are getting used to critiquing institutional science too.
Readers may be interested that I’m giving a presentation on my first book, God’s Good Earth Earth: the case for an unfallen creation at a Christian Scientific Society Webinar on 20th October, on natural evil. There’s a cast of thousands (or to be exact Stuart Burgess, Fuz Rana, Scott Minnich and David Snoke), and the general tone of the others’ abstracts seems to be on “design” good or bad. My own aim is to reiterate my book’s arguments from Scripture, historical theology and nature itself to argue that Christianity teaches a still-good natural creation, but to propose what that means for a theology of nature that affects the worldview we … Continue reading
There are two alternative scientific “metanarratives” for the course of COVID-19 in Britain (both of which also apply in other western countries). The first is that Prof Ferguson’s modelling, which predicted 500,000 deaths unless drastic lockdown was instituted, was correct, and that Britain’s following of that policy, though a little belatedly, saved the day and resulted in, to date, a little shy of 50,000 deaths. The other scenario is that, the decline in cases having started 10 days before lockdown, the virus was already rife, followed more or less its natural Gompertz curve, and therefore lockdown did nothing… except ruin the economy for generations and cause a currently estimated 75,000 … Continue reading
Oh dear oh dear oh dear. I won’t comment too much on the orchestrated, and of course unchallenged, fear-fest of the two government scientists’ explanation for the need for renewed lockdown yesterday. It was intended to prepare the way for Boris Johnson’s regretful announcement this morning, locking us all up again for another six months, without charge or benefit of clergy (needless to say unquestioned in Parliament in any effective way).