Human Exceptionalism

Center on Human Exceptionalism

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Street art - graffiti with facial mask on the wall during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Warsaw, Poland
Photo by Adam Nieścioruk on Unsplash

Mask Hysteria

A few days ago, people in a Staten Island grocery store collectively shrieked in panicked terror because a fellow shopper was not wearing a surgical mask. Hysteria quickly ensued, with masked shoppers forming a threatening mob, as some howled, “GET OUT! GET OUT!” and driving the non-masked deviant away from the store. Watching the video on Twitter (of course!) was like seeing people in the Old Testament shrieking “Unclean! Unclean!” at an approaching leper. Read More ›
Doctor Injecting Patient With Coronavirus Vaccine
Doctor's Hand Injecting Patient With Coronavirus Vaccine
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Dershowitz Wrong: Government Can’t Compel You to Take COVID-19 Vaccine

Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz has made quite a media stir by claiming that the government can force us all to receive COVID-19 vaccines if one is developed. But And the government certainly doesn’t have “the power to literally take you to a doctor’s office and plunge a needle into your arm.” Read More ›
Wesley Smith on Laura Ingraham Show

Wesley Smith Joins Laura Ingraham to Discuss the Dangers of Contact Tracing

Wesley J. Smith, Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute's Center on Human Exceptionalism, sat down with Laura Ingraham to express his concerns about using 'contact tracing' as a means of combatting COVID-19. Especially as technocrats continue to use the pandemic as a way to seize power. Read More ›
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woman worker wearing mask

China, the Virus, and the Imperative to Build for Tomorrow

Marc Andreessen's "It's Time To Build" is a hopeful cri de coeur in this time of pandemic. Americans, and American elite leadership specifically, need what strikes me as essentially a spiritual awakening, and Andreessen speaks to that in his own way by pointing out that an ugly aspect of American life that this virus has revealed is a sort of cultural impotence. Read More ›
Taipei, Taiwan, March 12, 2020. A Chinese man, wearing a face mask to protect himself from the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV or COVID-19 is riding a scooter in Taipei, Taiwan.
A man, wearing a face mask to protect himself from the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV or COVID-19 is riding a scooter in Taipei, Taiwan.
Wearing a face mask for protection from the novel coronavirus and riding a scooter in Taipei, Taiwan.

Taiwan Learned Who Not to Trust

Why has Taiwan done so well in combating COVID-19 — this pestilence that the press initially was calling the “Chinese coronavirus” or “Wuhan virus”? Simple: Taiwan’s leadership assumed everything it was hearing was a lie. A PBS News Hour feature sheds light on the skeptic posture that America must adopt toward Beijing going forward. Read More ›