HIV/AIDS Skepticism

Pointing to evidence that HIV is not the necessary and sufficient cause of AIDS

More unwarranted dogmatism and suppression

Posted by Henry Bauer on 2013/03/01

At the Oakland Conference of Rethinking AIDS, I pointed out that the “HIV/AIDS blunder is far from unique in the annals of science and medicine” (video and other material available on the Conference website under “Program”).

Perhaps the most consequential point is that scientists who come up with a counter-mainstream finding or interpretation and then find themselves dumped on by their peers typically regard this as a unique breakdown in how science works, something that has happened only to them. But in fact the experience of people like Peter Duesberg is nowadays quite common. Minority views are regarded as heresy and those who hold them are persecuted.

I’ve discussed that at length in Dogmatism  in Science and Medicine. Through the good offices of a correspondent, I can now add an example from yet another field of science, that of avian evolution — Unwarranted dogmatism — The example of avian evolution.

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 114 other followers