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