We hear two mantras often when it comes to science: the science is settled, and science and faith cannot and should not interact. Joining us today is Matthew Young (hillsdale.edu), Dean of Natural Sciences and Professor of Chemistry at the vaunted Hillsdale College. He pushes back on the idea that people of faith are not thinking people and that faith and science should not work together. After all, God created the awesome and wonderful things that scientists study. Professor Young also describes what Hillsdale College is doing to encourage open dialogue in science so people are free to explore and debate and get to the truth without political or ideological pressure.
Getting to the truth of any issue has become close to impossible today, especially if you listen to the mainstream news or the fact checkers on social media. Political correctness is killing us – sometimes literally. First up on the program this new year is Dr. Harvey Risch (ysph.yale.edu), Professor of Epidemiology at Yale University's School of Public Health. Medical journal articles are now being censored if they don't conform to the official narrative about the virus and the vaccines. Dr. Risch looks at vaccine efficacy, when Covid could be over, and weighs in on the effectiveness of Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine.
Supposed fact checkers on social media are censoring posts that don't conform to the official narrative on any issue. Facebook just admitted in court that those same fact checkers are only offering opinions. Back with us this week is Founder and Publisher of American Thinker Thomas Lifson (americanthinker.com). This admission by Facebook not only reopens the publisher vs platform debate in regards to Section 230, but it also renders fact checkers useless. He also discusses inflation and the ineptness of the current administration.
In our final example of how political correctness is killing us, we look at the whole debate surrounding the vaccines and covid and the use and misuse of statistics. Wrapping out the New Year show this week is Dr. Jane Orient (aapsonline.org), Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Definitions of words or phrases – like 'vaccinated' – are important because statistics will mean nothing if different studies have different definitions for the same word. The politically correct elites will use whatever study bolsters their narrative and eschew ones that don't.
We look at the status of the three Vs: the virus, the vaccines, and the variants. Joining us today is Dr. Harvey Risch (ysph.yale.edu), Professor of Epidemiology at Yale University's School of Public Health. He looks at the censorship from fact checkers when it comes to medical journals publishing information that doesn't conform to the government's prescribed narrative. He also analyzes vaccine efficacy, how soon this whole covid mess will conclude, and even weighs in on both Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine. It's a ‘use all the banned keywords' kind of podcast today!
The latest IPCC report is out and it's – surprise, surprise – chock full of doom and gloom for our climate. Joining us today is Patrick Michaels (cei.org), Senior Fellow at the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He points out glaring inconsistencies and faulty science from the report, information given to seemingly further the alarmist narrative. Patrick points out that more and more people are getting apocalypse fatigue as yet another prediction is destined to go unrealized.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or IPCC has issued a new report and the collective climate alarmists are doing what they always do – forecasting doom unless we do something drastic. John flies solo for today's podcast, looking at not only the latest climate code red but past predictions of planetary doom that have predictably gone unrealized. There is some sound science in the new report, but the media latch on to all of the dire and crazy predictions. John shows the severe cutbacks recommended in the report in order to save the planet. Politics has distorted the science so much so that we cannot even debate the reality of these cutbacks.
I know, I know, it's election day, but we don't know the outcome yet, so let's talk about the consequences behind green energy. Joining us is environmental consultant Steve Milloy (junkscience.com), founder and publisher of JunkScience.com. He looks at the realities of eliminating fossil fuels and going with green energy. Some of the metals used in green energy are mined by children in horrible conditions. The technology is very expensive and itself cannot survive without fossil fuels. So we have to be smart about how we approach this and think of the consequences before moving forward. Sound environmentalism has to be based on sound science and sound economics.