I used to have a great respect for science and scientists.
I respected their expertise and their never ending quest for knowledge and the expansion of the field of human expertise.
That was a while ago though.
I have lost all respect for them now. In particular those in the medical field who seem to be under the apprehension that because they are a Doctor [or a Mister], that their words and opinions are like gold-dust, for us mere mortals to read without question but with a sense of awe and wonder.
What the blind fuck is a "leading" surgeon anyway? This fucking idiot is certainly leading the field when it comes to pure arse dribble but apart from that I would rank him amongst the egotistical wankers of this world. And you can take that as gospel, as it is written by a "Leading" Irish Blogger. Hah!
[Just as an aside – he claims that "It is thought the liquid nicotine or e-liquid contained in the e-cigarettes is absorbed much quicker than nicotine in tobacco and can poison a person by touch alone" but I bet the little cunt is quick enough to recommend nicotine patches?]
I won't bother ripping his statements apart because anyone with more than two brain cells to rub together can see that his pronouncements are a pile of shite. Mind you that won't stop the Twitterati screaming "OMG! I must avoid e-cigs at all costs because the leading consultant said so", but then they are brain-dead anyway.
And then we have the latest "study" from America –
Sadly this is taken as an advance in the field of human knowledge. This is supposed to be "research". This purports to be science. It is crap. Like most "studies" it's no more than a badly organised cherry picking of statistics, produced [no doubt at great expense] so some twat can get his name in the papers. Another egotistical wanker.
Why do we give these people sustenance? Why do we allow them to waste the planet's oxygen? Why aren't they out doings something tangible and productive?
Like flipping hamburgers in McDonalds?