Author Archives: Bernd Felsche

What We Know

We entered the outbreak with a notion that we knew the cause of the disease, and were quite sure we knew how it was transmitted from person to person. Perhaps, if we have learned anything, it is that we are … Continue reading

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Spiteful Models

One of the most spiteful and most unhealing properties of scientific models is their capability to strike down truth and take its place. And often, these models serve as blinkers, by limiting attention to an excessively narrow area. The exaggerated … Continue reading

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Informed Consent

UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights An excerpt. Article 6 – Consent 1. Any preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medical intervention is only to be carried out with the prior, free and informed consent of the person concerned, based … Continue reading

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Alchemy of Our Time

From Wikipedia This is not a book review. I tried doing one and it wasn’t of use to anybody. What follows is very much my own thoughts as a consequence of exposure. Perhaps one could tell that by the introductory … Continue reading

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Farewell to Phil the Greek

When the days are lonely, cold and dark, remember the warmth of brighter days in good fellowship. Best chap for the job of supporting the Monarch for more than 70 years.

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Suppressing “Bad Ideas” is a Toehold of Tyranny

The recent ban by a bookseller of Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos highlights the propensity to try to shut down ideas that one doesn’t understand or those ideas that challenge one’s position. Using any … Continue reading

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How the Motor Car Saved the Cities

A reminder of gentler times found at Historic UK The Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894 By the late 1800s, large cities all around the world were “drowning in horse manure”. In order for these cities to function, they were … Continue reading

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Much Ado About 0.005%

What a tangled web we weave … New direct-injection gasoline/petrol engines will be equipped with particle filters to meet evermore stringent emissions limits, imposed quite arbitrarily by bureaucrats let off the leash to run amok. Let’s look at the scale … Continue reading

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A Mirror to Our World

Germany’s premier weekly print magazine is wrapped in a scandal that is set to rock the foundations of trust in the publication. The new fabrication scandal in which reporter Claas Relotius falsified his articles on a grand scale; inventing facts, … Continue reading

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Too Much Patience

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.  George Washington

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