Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A bad month for the conventional wisdom

First, anthropogenic global warming gets exposed as an agenda-driven scam.

Climate change: this is the worst scientific scandal of our generation.

Then, the HIV/AIDS hypothesis gets kicked in the teeth.

The discoverer of HIV speaks out.

The takeaway from all this is that layer by layer, via science departments concerned more with 'diversity' than merit, government grants, and other externalities, a meritocratic society is being dismantled and replaced with a who-you-know-not-what-you-know one. High IQ individuals will be diverted towards chasing fashionable chimeras while real, tangible problems like superbugs, metastatic cancer, and rising levels of ambient mercury are ignored.

UPDATE: A detailed summary of the leaked "Climategate" data appears here.


LesTP said...

The whole HIV article you are linking to hinges on one sentence: "We can be exposed to HIV many times without being chronically infected". No pathogen has a 100% transmission efficiency; for every pathogen there's a certain critical mass that will allow it to get established in the organism and cause a disease. One viral particle will not cause a disease, human immune system is capable of clearing it out. The more efficient is our immune system, the higher the pathogen critical mass has to be, and yes the efficiency of our immune system depends on nutrition, stress etc.etc. However, there is a certain absolute critical mass that no immune system will be capable of clearing out, no matter how healthy, and that's when a chronic infection will be established, after that there's no turning back.
Transmission efficiency depends not only on the acceptor, but also on the donor. A guy in the primary infection stage with high viral load and running sores on his dick will obviously transmit more efficiently than a person in the asymptomatic stage with no skin breaks.

So what Montagnier is saying is that exposure does not guarantee infection, one can be exposed and clear the virus out if there's not a lot of it. Just like you can be in a room with a flu patient and not get sick - does that mean the flu virus does not cause the flu?

Reactionary said...

The point would still remain that unhygienic sexual practices and drug use are the sine qua non of AIDS.