Why is questioning whether Covid-19 arose in a CHN government lab considered 'spreading panic'? Why do scientists need to sign a petition? Absurd. Science works by question and answer. Read the…

RayLopez

Why is questioning whether Covid-19 arose in a CHN government lab considered 'spreading panic'? Why do scientists need to sign a petition? Absurd.

Science works by question and answer. Read the below links. One scientific paper suggests the Covid-19 virus arose in a Wuhan lab. Another, later, paper in Lancet says the opposite. That's how science works, by question and answer (scientific method). So why is China and WHO asking scientists to 'sign a petition' condemning one line of inquiry? What is the purpose of politicizing science? - RL

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DeeDee3
DeeDee3

It seems to me that people who use the word panic in this situation have never seen a panicked crowd. What they mean is worried. Panic causes stampedes at soccer games and is the reason we can't yell fire in a movie theater. Worry doesn't get people killed in that way.
Mostly the accusation is a reaction to cognitive dissonance created by hearing things that are worrying or that doesn't fit in their belief system. The desire to believe that people are good perhaps.

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ksdude69
ksdude69

Example: non-political science might publish facts about global warming that dont fit the narrative of the worlds going to end in 12 years.

Curious-Cat
Curious-Cat

Science works by question and answer. Politics and religion work by giving answers and allowing no questions.