[conspire] (forw) Re: [skeptic] The origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora???s box at Wuhan?

Akkana Peck akkana at shallowsky.com
Wed May 26 07:20:48 PDT 2021

Rick Moen writes:
> I'm a bit wary of the claim that "expert opinion gradually seems to be
> changing".

Yes, you're right, and I shouldn't have phrased it that way.
I mostly meant that there seems to be newer evidence that has
caused at least some people to change their minds, so I don't
dismiss the "escaped from a lab" hypothesis completely.
But it doesn't mean that the consensus of expert opinion
has reversed, as my phrasing suggested.

> Remember, Wade doesn't merely assert that SARS-CoV-2 _leaked_ from a
> lab, but also that it was _created_ in a lab and that the scientists and
> the Trump administration and the mainstream press then covered that up.

Right, I agree, the "deliberately engineered" hypothesis seems

>   How could they keep this big project secret when all of those other
>   things are so easily uncovered?
>   Have you ever tried to manage a project with like 10 people on it? It’s
>   hard. A project with this many moving parts and this many people,
>   working flawlessly, while also remaining completely secret?

Living in Los Alamos, I don't find that argument as convincing as
the rest. Large projects have been kept (mostly) secret, by
governments much less repressive and ruthless than China.

But that's the only one I don't find convincing, and it's not that
important compared to all the other evidence you listed.


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