The arrogance of Anthony Fauci

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On my very first day in medical school, the dean gave a lecture on serendipity and scientific discovery, highlighting Penicillin as the most famous example of a scientist stumbling upon a discovery he hadn’t originally intended to make.

Serendipity requires an environment with the freedom to think outside the box and to innovate without excessive central control. When science is made rigidly uniform by placing power in ‘omniscient men,’ the fortuitous finds of individual scientists may be left undiscovered.

FAUCI, WALENSKY COMMENTS RAISE NEW CONCERNS ON WHETHER SCIENCE OR ‘PUSHBACK’ ARE GUIDING COVID POLICIES

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, listens during a meeting with the White House COVID-19 Response Team on the latest developments related to the Omicron variant in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.  ((AP Photo/Andrew Harnik))

The classical liberal economist Friedrich Hayek foresaw this debate when he wrote: “Most scientists realize that we cannot plan the advance of knowledge, that in the voyage into the unknown—which is what research is—we

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