Science is NOT about Consensus

Newsflash; real science is based on facts not “consensus”.

I’m sick and tired of idiots beating me over the head with pseudoscience instead of sticking to the cold, hard facts.

Show me the hard data that standing six feet from someone is necessary.

Show me the hard data that wearing any old rag on my face is going to materially stop the spread of a virus.

Show me the hard data that enjoying fresh air and sunshine outdoors could be an invitation to an early death.

Please, stick to the facts and don’t dare lecture me about the “consensus” and here’s why.

Maybe you’ve heard of Ignaz Semmelweis, an Austrian-Hungarian obstetrician with a prickly personality.

If not, you will quickly recognize his contribution to the medical profession with the three words he made famous:

“Wash your hands.”

This was way back in 1847.

Dr. Semmelweis provided hard data clearly demonstrating that once he and his staff began washing their hands and disinfecting equipment between patients the number of infections and deaths dropped dramatically.

Unfortunately, the scientific “consensus” at the time held that there was no benefit to these measures and his advice was almost completely ignored by the learned medical community.

In fact, many of his medical peers were incensed with his suggestion that they could be responsible for transmitting illness and disease!

At the time doctors took pride in their soiled gowns as a mark of their industrious work!

It was commonplace for doctors who had just completed an autopsy to go to the maternity ward and deliver babies without ever washing up!

After all it was the “consensus” and with so many doctors in agreement how could they be wrong?

Dr. Semmelweis died in an insane asylum in 1865 knowing that untold numbers of patients had needlessly suffered and died because the medical community refused to accept his findings and instead chose to follow the “consensus”.

Ironically, the same year Dr. Semmelweis died Dr. Joseph Lister, a British surgeon, began building on the work of French microbiologist Louis Pasteur regarding germ theory.

Dr. Lister began experimenting with various means of disinfecting wounds.

He instructed surgeons under his responsibility to not only wash their hands with a 5 percent solution of carbolic acid but also wear clean gloves.

His work validated Dr. Semmelweis discoveries regarding the value of hygiene and cleanliness in medicine.

Today we all benefit from Dr. Semmelweis groundbreaking work even though he was never recognized for his contribution during his lifetime.

The moral to this story is that scientific “consensus” is often wrong.

In no way can it justify the hysteria, lockdowns and wealth destruction that is being manufactured by the elites.

The Covid hysteria is emotion based, not fact based.

Instead of cold, hard facts backing up the “science” we’re told to shut up and accept the “consensus”.

As Dr. Semmelweis discovered the consensus is often wrong.

Science is NOT about Consensus – Jeff Harris – 26 August 2020

Copyright © 2020 by RonPaul Institute.

Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis (1818-1865) was a Hungarian physician and scientist, now known as an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures.

Described as the “saviour of mothers”, Semmelweis discovered that the incidence of puerperal fever (also known as “childbed fever”) could be drastically cut by the use of hand disinfection in obstetrical clinics.

Puerperal fever was common in mid-19th-century hospitals and often fatal.

Semmelweis proposed the practice of washing hands with chlorinated lime solutions in 1847 while working in Vienna General Hospital’s First Obstetrical Clinic, where doctors’ wards had three times the mortality of midwives’ wards.

Despite various publications of results where hand washing reduced mortality to below 1%, Semmelweis’s observations conflicted with the established scientific and medical opinions of the time and his ideas were rejected by the medical community.

He could offer no acceptable scientific explanation for his findings, and some doctors were offended at the suggestion that they should wash their hands and mocked him for it.

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5 Responses to Science is NOT about Consensus

  1. craigm350 says:

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:

    He could offer no acceptable scientific explanation for his findings, and some doctors were offended at the suggestion that they should wash their hands and mocked him for it.

    Nothing ever changes, except that now the superstition that we call consensus is laundered by machines to stitch new cloth for the naked emperors of science.

  2. Patrick Donnelly says:

    You are naif if you think TPTB do not know all of this….

  3. THX1138 says:

    Show me that you’ve taken a tissue sample from a thousand symptomatic patients and isolated particles using standard microbiological techniques such as ultra-centrifuge through a sucrose gradient solution and drawn from a certain specific gravity band these particles. Show me that you have electron photomicrographs of these particles illustrating that they are all the same size and shape.

    Show me that the microorganism or other pathogen is present in all cases of the disease.

    Show me the pathogen can be isolated from the diseased host and grown in pure culture.

    Show me that the pathogen from the pure culture causes the disease when inoculated into a healthy, susceptible laboratory animal.

    Show me the pathogen can be re-isolated from the new host and shown to be the same as the originally inoculated pathogen.

    Show me that you’ve done a toxicology screening for poisons that cause “flu-like” symptoms and eliminated toxins as a cause of the disease.

  4. Boris Tabaksplatt says:

    Real science should be based on facts not “consensus”, is the correct statement. Unfortunately the quest to get research grants is the consensus scientist’s main priority, so science has become the pile of stinking pooh we observe today. (No disrespect to A A Milne intended)

    Computer models and imaginary entities has become the dish of the day. Oh how they hate it when facts get in the way.

  5. Louis Hissink says:

    There is consensus when everyone agrees that the scientific hypothesis, usually a numerical model, to be tested is correct.

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