In this podcast we look at safetyism and safeguarding and its relation to lockdown, the new expert clerisy, and how not to be pessimistic looking into the darkness. The New Clerisy article Podcast with Lenore Skenazy
One of the things we’ve got used to over the last 15 months is headlines telling us scientists warn against – well, just about everything to do with covid. But how accurate are their warnings? And why are they so doom-laden? Links Spectator Data Tracker “How did Sage get it so wrong?” by Prof Philip […]
An epiphany I had the other day about the problem with experts, with reference to a book by David Bentley Hart. Links The book is called “Atheist Delusions”, which I reviewed a few years ago (with extensive quotes) on this blog. You might also enjoy Jamie Franklin’s post about experts and modern medicine.
It seems to me when experts are telling us what basic physical contact is and is not safe for us, we have a problem. Links I didn’t mention this in the video, but there are lots of benefits to hugging – see this website for example. I wrote about experts here earlier on in the […]
A few years ago Michael Gove made his infamous statement: “people in this country have had enough of experts”. At the time I think I found it vaguely amusing – at the time, there were a lot of experts who had been weighing in about the EU. But over the last few months it’s come […]