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Mpetey123 43 points ago +43 / -0

Doctors aren't gods even if it were 300 doctors who cares? Since when do doctors have the right to control speech? It's just more wannabe Patricians seeking to control the plebs.

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APDSmith 23 points ago +23 / -0

Well, that too, but I'm fairly sure most people's response to an apparent pandemic would not be:

We need somebody with relevant, extensive experience of virology, transmission and epidemiology ... FETCH ME A DENTIST!!

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Megascandal 18 points ago +18 / -0

You should care, because this is an optics tactic that they have been using since at least 2000. A lot of global warming's legitimacy in the public eye came from them saying 99% of scientists agreed with it.... but whenever you looked into it... Well most of the people signing off on declarations like this were not even climatologists at the time. Mostly random people/researchers/professors with tenure.

It's a tactic to build a false consensus and it needs to be exposed as the junk and lies that it is.

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captain-shitpost 11 points ago +11 / -0

the 99% wasn't even what they claimed. forbes, before it was totally cucked, ran some polls and got some scientists interviewed, and they unanimously said all they were talking about was that man-made global warming is real. it was only a tiny minority (<20%) who actually believe in all the doomsday prophecies.

regardless, using "consensus" as a baseline for science is pure cult propaganda. consensus is not and never has been science. empirical replicability is science. global warming doomsday prophecies fail empirical replicability.

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smokeypanda 2 points ago +2 / -0

I think 99% figure come from a guy doing a grep/google search of either scientists' personal pages or publications, and finding man-made global warming mentioned. Big Lie levels of sloppy methodology.

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Mpetey123 2 points ago +2 / -0

I don't care about a consensus. Again doctors and scientists don't determine my free speech.

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ClownTamer 6 points ago +6 / -0

Anyone that went to a good college knows dozens if not hundreds of people that became doctors that are still fucking retards. They’re doing the fake (non medical) doctor thing out of PhD’s and including fucking dentists now? No one’s ever going to trust anyone again if something real ever happens.

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Mpetey123 4 points ago +4 / -0

Everyone would like to think all doctors are straight A nerds, but there are plenty of C getting doctors out there

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ClownTamer 2 points ago +2 / -0

It’s not that hard to become a doctor, either. Or a lawyer. With Doctors schooling takes longer and from that the price goes up, but it’s not like all doctors went to great schools or are smart. Most of the smarter people probably go into tech nowadays because it’s less schooling, less expensive, more money, and more opportunity while being able to work from anywhere a lot of times.

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BidenLikesMiners 2 points ago +2 / -0

If they were acting in good faith it could mean something. But getting 300 nobodies, AND the desire is to silence debate, the narrative is pretty clear.

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DNA1 21 points ago +21 / -0

Where's Dr. Jill Biden when they finally need her?

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ClownTamer 7 points ago +7 / -0

She’s probably on the list since they counted PhD’s.

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Vebent 12 points ago +12 / -0

The Physicians Assistant is borders on being a doctor. Except they don't have the title. Still, even if you counted them amongst the 12 doctors on that list that's still only 2 real doctors.

On top of that didn't we have 2 actual emergency room doctors come out and say there's better ways to handle Covid than locking everyone down and watching people die on ventilators? I mean, if we're going to advice from anyone then why not them? It's a win win.

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when_we_win_remember 5 points ago +5 / -0

On top of that didn't we have 2 actual emergency room doctors come out and say there's better ways to handle Covid than locking everyone down and watching people die on ventilators?

There have been more than that.

I don't know that doctors, at least generically, are qualified to make public health proclamations. When you're using the police force to force people to do things, that's a political question.

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zakat 8 points ago +8 / -0

Here in Germany a PhD gives you the right to call yourself "Dr. X" (lit. doctor X).

Finishing your normal medical degree doesn't give you any special title. But the average population expects their "doctor" to have the title, right?
So everyone in the medical field gets a PhD to get the right to call themselves "Dr.".

As you can imagine the requirements of medical PhDs are utterly shit in Germany. 6months 20pages. Congratulations you pass!

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when_we_win_remember 6 points ago +6 / -0

Well in America people get Doctorates of theology and call themselves doctor. The requirements are as determined by a religious institution, and not necessarily one with any particular accreditation either. Many charlatan preachers running around calling themselves Doctor.

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GimmeFuelGimmeFire 3 points ago +4 / -1

"Doctor" Ibram X Kendi, "Doctor" Martin Luther King Jr., etc

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hungryfreaksdaddy 1 point ago +1 / -0

In the United States, finishing your medical degree give you the title of MD, ie Medicine Doctor, or DO (Doctor of Osteopathic medicine).

In laymen's speech, "doctor," as a noun, usually means a medical doctor here.

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LeRiverDanube 6 points ago +6 / -0

Grasshoppers farm.

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GimmeFuelGimmeFire 6 points ago +6 / -0

I like "Unbiased Science Podcast," like bitch just say you're a fucking leftoid zombie lmao

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JustHereForTheSalmon 5 points ago +5 / -0

I should have tried to get on the list.

Just Salmon: Identifies as doctor

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ailurus 3 points ago +3 / -0

An excellent idea. After all, Sir Bearington worked out and he was likely just there for the salmon as well, so no reason you couldn't be Dr. Bearington.

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NihilistCaregiver 5 points ago +5 / -0

I could go either way on this. That Cole Kraten probably has an unrelated PhD but that is also a cannabis business. So technically a lot of these people could be called "doctor" but it is just wordplay/corpo tactics to make it seem like "300 [medical] doctors" are concerned about JRE.

It's like how small companies seem to have a ton of managing directors and VPs because everyone there easily climbed through the ranks, and those same people in a larger company would be lower level managers.

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SparkMandrill83 5 points ago +5 / -0

What are the ratio of female names to male ones? Already in this snippet its hilariously lopsided in exactly the way youd expect

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pertivi 5 points ago +5 / -0

They are too many so they must be right

Laughs in Galileo

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DefinitelyNotIGN 2 points ago +2 / -0

"If only we had a creative writing assistant, then we could solve this mess!" -US Government, presumably, if they're giving this list any level of credulity.

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HusbandsLead 2 points ago +2 / -0

Levitt

Levine

Checks out.

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xpufnimi 1 point ago +1 / -0

Sorry, I don't see these 300 crying baboons as doctors but Government's bitches. You know what, why am I even apologizing. Fuck those 300