What should scientists say instead of “proof”? Scientists should use the term “evidence” instead of the word “proof”. When we test our hypotheses, we obtain evidence that supports or rejects the hypotheses. We do not “prove” our hypotheses.
Now that the pandemic is burning out, the media is going to pay the price with a huge backlash, but they are not the only ones. The politicians are going to pay that price too, as well as the environmentalists, against crazy regulations, against almost anything digital, against the so called experts and finally against the academia aka mad-scientists. And then we have China …
Here we’re, locked up in our own homes, keeping the government rules and guidelines of social distancing, carrying a mask, my business closed and now bankrupt, my 55 people, who worked for me for years are now all jobless. And that’s what people see, but there is much more going on behind the closed doors of the locked up people: drug addiction, alcoholism, mental health issues, domestic violence and suicides, and very soon a massive wave of homelessness. For what?
Weather prediction is nice, but actually it’s hardly science. The same with the prediction of the pandemic, also nonsense. And why? Science is the intellectual and practical activity about the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiments. That’s what is science. But predictions you leave at the tarot readers or the occult or magical believes.
Don’t be fooled by the so called scientific reports about the state of the corona-pandemic. Cases or “Total Confirmed cases” are not the numbers of people infected. And don’t be fooled by those so called mad scientists, which are using the number of death to measure the state of the pandemic, they are wrong (on purpose). And finally, don’t rely, or better, believe the projections and predictions of the mad scientists, because they are wrong, just as other scientists are trying to predict the weather.