Originally Posted by Laughable Chimp
“Why do I have to listen to what doctors say? Doctors have been wrong so many times in the past, surely I’m more qualified to decide what’s good and not good for my own body. Fuck the doctors”.
Is essentially supported by the same argument you’re providing but this time instead of your body, its an entire continent that’s getting affected.
What a foolish and silly attempt at argument.
Let's leave out for a moment the greatest most recent instance of doctors being wrong, the obesity epidemic in the West that is in large part thanks to medical experts incorrectly demonizing fat and not paying attention to the dangers of processed carbohydrates. This is the largest health issue facing Western countries and was partially caused by "doctors" working with, you guessed it, governments.
We'll just leave that colossal failure with extremely dangerous consequences, the mistakes of doctors is not really relevant here.
What is relevant is that you are attempting to compare one discipline, that of medical science, to another, that of political science.
It should be obvious that one is an apple and one is an orange, but apparently it is not
obvious to you. Unfortunate, but unfortunate things are to be expected in political discussion.
Now one is a more or less exact science that relies on observation of cause and effect, quantifiable (though still largely inexact in many cases, but not inexact enough to matter) evidence and causal factors. A world of facts and figures. This would be the realm of doctors.
On the other hand you have the realm of head-candlers. Now we are talking about politics, about human nature and personality, about perception and faith and emotion. Sorry but there is no exact or even inexact science for that, with established laws and certain predictability. There is no comparison to be made between experts that deal in physical realities, which usually do conform to certain consistent laws, and experts that deal in human behavior, which conforms to only one law: that the laws are always changing. Doctors and political policy "experts" are as alike as hamburgers and Tuesday.
You're bad and you should feel bad for being so bad at what you attempted to do here.