Friday, March 24, 2006

Panic Attacks

I wasn’t panicking about bird flu, but many were. Now, there’s this (from Scientific

Bird Flu Resides Deep in Lungs, Preventing Human-to-Human Transmission

I predict that bird flu will go the way of man-made global warming: two (among many) instances of premature panic owed to the scientific-media herd mentality.

The tendency to panic about every dire possibility causes undue anxiety and plays into the hands of those who seek expensive and burdensome government “solutions” to problems. Will we ever learn? Probably not.