Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #antiscience

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@EU_Commission It's #Climate - The #FourSeasons nothing else.
#CO2 0.04% #carbondioxide, have never affected the earth's #Temperature, at least since 600 million years. #Atmosphere of Earth… Image
@EU_Commission Global #Temperature and Atmospheric #CO2 over Geologic Time - Late #Carboniferous to Early #Permian time (315-270 M yrs ago) is the only time period in the last 600 million years when both atmospheric #CO2 and #temperatures were as LOW as they are today
@EU_Commission #PragerUniversity is a 5013 non-profit conservative digital media organization. PragerU@prageru:
- What They Haven't Told You about #ClimateChange

- #Climate - The only constant is change Image
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1/50 #Science is an ongoing process that serves to investigate phenomena, gain new insights or "correct prior knowledge" and this only works in #discourse. This includes diversity of #Opinion, #tolerance and a broad debate space. This is a large thread.
2/50 "#trust the science" is in my view the most #antiscience statement ever. #Questioning science is how you do #Science. This thread gives some examples and further questions.…
3/50 What about good ##scientific #Practice? I found a glaring example here (of all things, in what I consider to be a rush to #vaccine #approval). #blotgate…
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🧵 A few years ago, Canadians associated #conspiracytheories with harmless lunacy promoted by nutbars. Then the COVID19 pandemic brought them to the forefront during the so-called #FreedomConvoy and #OttawaOccupation.
From #QAnon , #SoldiersofOdin, #Diagolon, #YellowVests so-called Christians etc. passing as truckers while spouting hateful white nationalism, racism, Islamophobia rhetoic and backed financially by several American far-right groups, the craziness revealed was much closer to home
Ir was so close to home that the Interim CPC Leader Bergen, past CPC Leader Scheer and current CPC Leader Poilievre met with them. The latter even provided donuts and marched with the so-called protestors who plotted a coup of a duly elected govt.…
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Vinay Prasad in London 1854:

"If you are currently boiling the water in your home, then I am 100% sure that i disagree with you about cholera policy"

"I am also 100% sure you are out of touch with 96% of Londoners who have returned to normal life"

#AntiScience #FlatEarther Image
Vinay Prasad in Vienna 1847:

"If you are a physician currently washing your hands before baby delivery, I am 100% sure that I disagree with you about puerperal fever policy"

"I am also 100% sure you are out of touch with the 96% of physicians who have returned to normal life" Image
Vinay Prasad in the tropics in 1898:

"if you are currently doing what you can to prevent mosquito bites, I am 100% sure that I disagree with you about malaria policy"

"I am also 100% sure you are out of touch with the 96% of tropics inhabitants who have returned to normal life" Image
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I am all done for now with my tweets decrying the #antiscience of covid policy. Some thoughts in a short thread.

1. My framing of the issues as science vs. anti-science was meant ironically. Covid policy necessarily involves values, morals, & trade-offs as well as science.
2. Science by itself is not fit for navigating these trade-offs involving values. Scientists should advise policymakers, not substitute for them. In doing so, scientific institutions should be politically neutral or risk alienating the public.
3. Scientific bureaucrats who foisted these nonsensical policies on the world have done so much damage to the poor, to children, and to working-class people. They have damaged the reputation of science and public health.
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Thread : La #guerreRussieUkraine nous montre que, plus que jamais, il faut rejeter fermement les idéologues #antiscience tels que #Melenchon2022 et #Jadot2022
En matière d’agriculture, ces deux #ecologiste.s (tenants de l’#idéologie #écologiste à ne pas confondre avec l’#écologie qui est une #science), dénoncent ce qu’ils appellent le « #productivisme »
Autrement dit, ils dénoncent le fait que la France soit l’un des rares (5 à 10 selon la méthode d’estimation) pays au monde à avoir son indépendance alimentaire. Car, scoop, si on produit beaucoup de nourriture, c’est parce qu’il y a beaucoup de monde à nourrir.
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Il y a presque 2 ans. On faisait des points presse tous les jours. On écoutait avec une passion morbide le nombre de morts pendant le dîner. On faisait des apéros-zoom pour se remonter le moral en imaginant le monde d’après. On imaginait même comment en sortir.
À l’époque, nos médecins et tout le corps (para-)médical « soufflaient dans des poumons percés ». Se battaient pour chaque vie, à l’hôpital, en EHPAD, en ville, pour améliorer chaque pronostic et faire de chaque patient un survivant. Et nous, on les applaudissait à 20h.
Il y a deux ans on s’apprêtait à découvrir ce que « 3 chinois qui meurent à l’autre bout du monde » ou « l’infection respiratoire la plus facile à traiter » voulait dire (coucou @raoult_didier). 126.000 morts. X millions de covid longs. Des Hôpitaux saturés au bord du précipice…
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🇧🇷 #Bolsonaro doit faire face aux accusations de meurtre et au bilan humain Covid
indique un projet de rapport du Sénat, dispo en ligne et que the @theguardian a consulté
▶️négligence incompétence
▶️déni de science
face à l'urgence de santé publique
"C'est mathématique: plus il y a d'infections, plus il y a de décès. Sans vaccins, la mortalité aurait été stratosphérique, comme cela s'est avéré être le cas..."
Le rapport conclut : "Nous n'oublierons jamais"

11 crimes cités incluant
▶️Crimes contre l'humanité
▶️Incitation au crime
▶️Charlatanisme pour sa promotion "obstinée" de remèdes inefficaces tels que #HCQ
#preventsenior a un chapitre dédié

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What happened to #FollowTheScience? Global data/research confirm #NaturalImmunity is robust & their is no discernable benefit beyond antibody production. Those with past #COVID infection are at very little risk of reinfection, hospitalization, or death. 1/
Recommending #COVID19 vax even if you've had #COVID is #AntiScience. @ClevelandClinic found not 1/1359 previously infected subjects who remained unvaccinated were reinfected. Those w/ prior infection "are unlikely to benefit from COVID-19 vaccination"… 2/
#Naturalmmunity against #COVID-19 in #India significantly reduces the risk of reinfection: findings from a cohort of sero-survey participants - only 3/1170 were reinfected w/ 1 hospitalization (but didn't require O2 support or critical care… 3/
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A stadium at max capacity,
Rafters shake from the voracity,
Challengers step on the floor,
The crowd goes silent, they're not adored,
Their torch is of ignorance and ire,
Their flame a raging dumpster fire,
Behold their lack of common sense,
The Anti-Vax Games have commenced,
All year competitors will train,
To hone a craft that's inhumane,
They've perfected their disdain for facts,
And belligerent childish attacks,
"Standing on guard", self proclaimed heroes,
Mentally masturbating egos,
Their selfishness on full display,
The main events are underway,
Hypocrisy high jump starts the night,
As they try to elevate THEIR rights,
A single bell ring of defiance,
As they go toe to toe with science,
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Was sollen wir daraus mitnehmen?
Dass bei allen Studien Unterschiede gefunden werden? ==> Wird Team #AntiScience freuen
Dass ein Forscher unethisch das Publikum hinter's Licht führt? ==> s.o.
Dass der Forscher auch #p_hacking & #harking begangen hat (sry Fachbegr.)? ==> s.o.
Dass ein signifikanter Unterschied keine #Kausalitaet bedeutet? Wäre der richtige Schluss aus der Schokoladenstudie, wird aber von @florianaigner nicht erwähnt.

Dass Kausalität nicht mit #Effektstaerke gleichzusetzen ist? Wenn ich zB durch weniger Kohlehydrate abnehmen kann, 2/3
möglicherweise aber nicht sehr viel.

Dass Effektstärke nicht gleich Handlungsvermögen bedeutet? Wenn ich aus psychischen Gründen Schlafstörungen habe und diese Gewichtszunahme bedeuten, kann ich nicht abnehmen.

Fleißpunkt für richtige Definition von #Signifikanz.
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Let’s talk about science and research for a second. Research journals are given a rating used to measure their importance based on citations. This is called an “Impact Factor”. An Impact Factor of >10 puts a journal near the top 1% of all cited journals. 1/x
So a high Impact Factor journal is widely considered reputable by the general scientific/research/medical community. So when a high Impact Factor journal comes out with a statement, it should be taken seriously. 2/x
Consider this article “Trump lied about science” from @ScienceMagazine (IF 41.85)… 3/x
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The $1.4 trillion bipartisan, bicameral funding agreement announced today rejects the devastating and shortsighted cuts proposed by President Trump and makes historic investments in the American people and working families. #Appropriations…
The agreement supports children and families by making an historic investment in Child Care and Development Block grants ($5.8 billion), meaning as many as 44,000 more children will be served by the program. #Appropriations
It supports child nutrition programs that provide over 31 million children with lunch during each school day, and ensures that 6 million women, infants, and children receive the nutritional support they need through the #WIC program. #Appropriations
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Let’s talk #VaccineLiability. There’s a vaccine court that has a lower evidentiary bar than any civil court in the US. If a plaintiff fails there, he can STILL sue in civil court afterward. Our system does protect families. #VaccinesSaveLives
Let’s talk #VAERS. It’s an important database in which anyone can voluntarily report any effect of a vaccine: injection site soreness,fever,fussiness,redness. I’ve reported. So when #ProPlague #Antivaxxers quote numbers, just ask for the breakdown of VAERs reports.#VaccinesWork
The #VAERS system helps monitor concerning symptoms that could start to appear (eg, ⬆️’d soreness or fever with a specific batch of vaccines). It helped identify concerns w/rotavirus so it could undergo rigorous safety testing. It’s a great 1st step in safety.#VaccineMonitoring
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Leader McConnell & the GOP won’t admit that climate change is real and caused by humans. They only want a show vote, as opposed to the numerous pieces of actual legislation that I’ve pressed for to address this very real crisis.
Trumpism’s #AntiScience know-nothingism is denying the reality of climate change, and the effects are being felt across the nation in the form of extreme weather, changing harvests and other effects that will only get worse.
In #Vermont, climate change affects everything from pancakes to pistes, making our ski and sugaring seasons unpredictable and hurting vital Vermont industries. Read about how it impacts the maple industry here:…
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