‘Too stupid to see how stupid they are’ – The ‘Dunning-Kruger effect’ is used all over the place to rub in people’s ignorance. Does the effect exist – and if it does, how big is it really?
The ‘consortium’ that’s attacking the Corman-Drosten PCR-test has published an mathematically flawed article on which they base the claim that number of false positives is huge in PCR tests for the coronavirus.
A number of self-proclaimed PCR experts are attempting to have the first scientific article describing a PCR test for the coronavirus withdrawn. A look at their arguments and at their background.
Soon after Meyer’s sudden death in 1998, rumours started. Were the Belgian investors he was dining with on that fatal evening actually killers send to poison him to make sure that his invention could not longer threaten the interests of the fossil fuels industry? Now more than twenty years later, one of these investors, Philippe Vandemoortele, tells what actually happened.
A myth promoted by antivaxxers claims that an experimental vaccine was the main cause of pneumonia in patients with the 1918 influenza. This can’t be true as the vaccine was based on different bacteria than those found in the patients.
The FLOGEN SIPS conferences use a interesting business model. Nobelist keynote speakers are given a nice holiday, and with their status other participants are lured in. And there are plenty of awards to caress everyone’s ego.