There is a difference between dogma and critical thinking, and we must always focus on the latter.
My position on viruses and viral diseases has evolved a lot throughout the Covid™ scam. I am no longer convinced that viruses (and viral diseases) are a real thing, and this is largely thanks to people like Sam and Mark Bailey, Tom Cowan, Andy Kaufman, Mike Donio and David Rasnick.
However, I am not precious about it and am happy to be counter-persuaded.
Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally about what to do or what to believe. It includes the ability to engage in reflective and independent thinking.
For example, I would argue that the following bullets matter.
- Identify the relevance and importance of ideas.
- Identify, construct, and evaluate arguments.
- Detect inconsistencies and common mistakes in reasoning.
- Recognise the relative prominence of opposing views.
- Consider the relative strength of competing arguments.
- Draw reasonable conclusions.
- Solve problems systematically.
- Communicate effectively with others.
The very last bullet is a severe handicap of the more militant (and woke) types because they’re not interested in constructive discourse. Instead, they are narcissistic and interested only in “winning” through playing power games
Climate alarmists are like this.
Many “no virus” folk are too.
Which is neither in the spirit of science nor critical thinking. It is in the spirit of dogma and should be rejected for the cult-like nonsense that it is.
For instance, I’ve been accused of being “controlled opposition” because I “provide a platform for individuals who believe in viruses”. The utter absurdity of such a claim is worth nothing more than laughter.
Dogma is a belief or set of beliefs that are held to be true and that are not to be questioned or doubted.
David Rasnick wrote a great piece called The Tyranny Of Dogma, which is recommended reading.
Take a listen to my following conversation with Kevin Corbett (who has been on my show before). His Substack, to which he refers, is recommended reading.
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