The German FAZ delivered a particularly sad publication. “Science editor” Joachim Müller-Jung, whose own dissertation dealt with the reptile fauna of Madagascar, attacks John Ioannidis far below the belt. Since the beginning of the alleged pandemic, Ioannidis has repeatedly demonstrated with meta-analyses that the alleged number of victims was in the range of an influenza epidemic or even lower. He is one of the ten most cited scientists in the world.
A comment by Willi Huber
Science does not mean waving like a flag in the wind according to the wishes of the powerful, nor does it mean being in the majority. Science means being right – and that verifiably and verifiably. If a claim cannot be reproduced by third parties, it may be a thesis, but not scientific proof. This principle was completely forgotten in the international press during the alleged corona pandemic.
Scientific means creating verifiable facts
This scientific nature is the profession of John Ioannidis. He deals with data analysis on a large scale. His results are always reproducible, the way he gets them and the data are transparent and publicly accessible. Not least because of this, the mainstream, which is oriented towards emotions and sensitivities, hates this man, who is simply unassailable on a scientific level. And even if Ioannidis had ever made a calculation error, this would not pose a problem within a serious scientific discourse. In such a case, you thank your colleagues, do the math yourself and correct yourself if necessary. But the mainstream did not provide such proof, because it cannot be provided.
Ioannidis demands explanation about the end of the corona pandemic
Instead, the editor of the FAZ a particularly dubious mistake undertaken. In the form of an underhanded comment entitled “Twisted science: it’s not all that bad!” Joachim Müller-Jung certifies that Ioannidis uses “poor arguments”. Indirectly, he declares him to be downplaying the pandemic. The reason: Like many other experts, Ioannidis is calling for the corona pandemic to finally be declared over due to the data situation. But all pandemic war profiteers would lose billions as a result. That’s why the mainstream needs people like Joachim Müller-Jung to set things right and to underhandly discredit those who think differently. If you don’t have any arguments, you just have to get personal.
Personal understatements instead of scientific arguments
And so Müller-Jung, the man with the telling double name, explains Ioannidis as callous, whose insights would “refresh the lateral thinker’s soul”. Ioannidis is one of the ten most cited scientists in the world. This has nothing to do with his political views, about which, by the way, nothing is known at all. It has to do with him being precise and brilliant. Incidentally, Joachim Müller-Jung cannot be found at all in the Google Scholar citation ranking. On a technical level, the reptile expert apparently has nothing to offer against Ioannidis in terms of arguments. To what extent he is entitled to attack an academic colleague in such a primitive way, everyone may decide for himself. He probably says more about himself than about the target of his attack – and also about his medium, which offers such undercuts space and stage.
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