Science has given us much. Granted. Countless inventions. Countless lives saved with medical technology. Fantastic conveniences. All modern means of transportation and communication. A spacecraft that takes pictures from the surface of Mars.
But the religion that it has become needs to be reduced back to what is once was.
Scientists are not priests. They certainly are not God.
And the pandemic has exposed startling truths about science.
None are more glaring than the strong likelihood that the betacoronavirus causing Covvid-19 escaped by a lab (or labs). And the fact that the scientific community all but shut down anyone who dared to raise the issue, even with evidence that its august journals normally would accept.
Until recently, there has been a suppression, a cover-up, of an inconvenient possibility: that a highly dangerous virus taken from nature, isolated, replicated, and stored in freezers, and also very possibly manipulated to make it more lethal, caused a pandemic that now has killed —- millions and remain a crisis around the world.
Moreover, it has exposed the chilling possibility that there are yet more deadly viruses in laboratories that, if unleashed, could theoretically end most human life on this planet.
Incredibe it is to write such words, and yet to know they are not an overstatement.
This scenario, and the evidence that Covid-19 was generated by humans — at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and elsewhere (including the U.S. and Canada) — is marshalled with great detail in a chilling book by author —-, ———.
It’s well-nigh impossible to do her research justice — to synopsize it. The evidence is that compelling — and at turns, nearly overwhelming.
Scientists in China, at times assisted or even instructed by U.S., Canadian, and French experts, as well as by funding from more than a dozen nations, isolated or pieced together a virus perfectly suited for human transmission.
This is beyond appalling. And while many have much to answer to — including the U.S. National Institutes of Health — the chief blame is on Chinese officials and that nation’s star virologist, Shi Zhengli. All parties should be held accountable in some form of global hearing and exposed for what was at best incompetence, ridiculous risk-taking, and utter disregard.