Grifters gotta grift.
But how are they on the anti-vax bandwagon? The book doesn’t seem to have anything to do with vaccines. Here is an hour-long talk on their website about the book:
Anyways I skimmed through it and it appears to be a bunch of nonsense and cherry-picked data… It is interesting their subtitle for the book which is “How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic Into a Catastrophe.” That fits right in with the MO of the discovery institute as they are basically arguing the same thing but with evolution. Very sad.
For example, one thing that irritated me in particular
Around 36:24 of the video they show a graph of Georgia’s cumulative case count and use it to try and demonstrate how lockdowns do nothing to help nor does opening back up. First of all, there are no axes on their graph so nobody can fact-check them. But then also, they seem to ignore the hard work required to test such a thing. Like what kind of “lockdown” did Georgia have? How did people follow such a law? What about other health precautions? They just ignore all of that and then repeat some junk. Here is a real paper on studying such topics:
But no, the video is just “COVID restrictions bad. We can’t do anything to control COVID because of this one graph without labels we showed of the state of Georgia over an unspecified time period. Freedom good.”
The book ironically makes COVID-19 worse if people follow its advice but maybe it made them a few bucks so it was worth it?