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Steiner and the Mainstream

Efforts like Steiner Studies are a bit of a conundrum. In the anthroposophical movement we are always complaining about how Steiner is invisible to the mainstream. How nobody knows about him, and he doesn’t get the credit he deserves. But the mainstream is only going to handle him the way it knows how. They will use their worldview, their academic and analytic tools. They will treat him just like any other interesting...

Covid and Karma

Someone asked: “So let’s say bats are the third cause and the virus the second; what is the primary if we look on it from an Anthroposophical perspective?” Karma. Steiner was fairly clear on this. Susceptibility is a function of past-life karma. However, in epidemics you have to do not just backwards karma, since Steiner said emphatically that you can catch something, the cause for which does not...

Mikovits and Money

A lot of the gullible fans of Plandemic make Judy Mikovits into a hero because she supposedly has no financial incentive to telling the “truth”, whereas everyone who objects to her claims is being paid off by Big Pharma. Now Big Pharma is certainly a problem, but Mikovits is not truth-telling for no gain. She’s got a new book out. Financial gain often comes from selling books. For some authors there are...

Mikovits, redux

A lot of people reply to any criticism of the Plandemic video with some version of, “but she sounds so convincing”. “Just listen to her, have an open mind, they say”. Really all you are telling me with that is that you are overly credulous, or your confirmation bias is overwhelming your critical thinking skills. You like what she says too much to objectively think about it. There is plenty of actual...

Mikovits and Plandemic, a Quick Take

Judy Mikovits is starring in a new video that has grabbed a lot of attention in the past few hours. The main thing I can find about Mikovits is that she has published a scientific study that was retracted due to suspected falsification of data, and was later arrested and detained on a warrant for theft of property related to a dispute with a former employer. She was later released and charges dropped. It is a long way from...

The challenge with death certificates

Even in regular years death statistics are challenging. Coroners do their best, but there is always a startling degree of imprecision in why someone actually died. Among other reasons, because just about everyone ultimately dies of heart failure. So they try to get to what caused the heart failure – cancer, blunt force trauma, infection, etc. But those are often just guesses, and in some cases they pick the one they...

Hypothesizing the origins of the Pandemic

I keep reading how the pandemic is really just the result of manipulation. I disagree. It is true that manipulation, especially of public opinion, is happening all the time. Some of it is quite effective, some of it falls flat. A third of it cancels out another third. This pandemic is nothing special in this regard. The pandemic is out of the ordinary as an event; really it is a once-in-a-generation thing. So perhaps people...

Surveillance, Pandemics, and Conspiracies

Lately there have been a number of people who point to this or that proposal for tracking infected people, or recovered people, or contact tracing during an epidemic. In some cases the proposals predate this pandemic. After all, pandemic response is not a new concept. But to people reading the ideas for the first time, some immediately see a conspiracy, as if the whole reason we are suffering a pandemic is because the...