Throughout the Covid pandemic and climate change scare campaign you’ve been urged to “trust the science.” Despite your gut instincts that tell you certain things are wrong, you are hammered with a media barrage that demands compliance. In his regular letter to subscribers, Tom Woods explains that “science” is not always right, and he outlines the reasons why. He writes (abridged):
You remember when the health establishment warned us not to eat eggs, which in fact are some of the best things you can eat.
You remember when they urged us to consume 11 servings of grains per day. (It’s now six to eight, but that awful food pyramid is still largely unchanged.)
Now you’ll say: Woods, nobody’s perfect. Science is an ever-evolving search for the truth. Give them time, and they’ll get it right.
If that’s what we were dealing with, that would be one thing. As more research is done and more information comes to light, it’s to be expected that we’ll adjust our views. I get that.
But apart from how unreasonably long it seems to take for a faulty health conclusion to be reversed, and how dogmatically the health establishment insists on things it couldn’t possibly have known with the requisite degree of certainty (since, after all, they later turn out to be false), something more seems to be at work.
As with other parts of academia, health research gets skewed by funding sources, and by a pro-consensus bias that makes it difficult to impossible for dissident paradigms to get published, funded, or even acknowledged at all.
Not to mention, these people aren’t exactly sitting there quietly publishing studies.
These are the people who came for your job, who destroyed the value of your money, who are coming for your cheap energy, who are making food harder to produce – these people, in other words, don’t just write articles. They take action.
We can’t just write articles, either.
Time for our side to take action.
Tom Woods is a New York Times bestselling author of 12 books and host of the Tom Woods Show, which libertarians listen to every weekday.
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