Unpopular Science 230712
Develop immunity to anything
Unpopular Science is our series, for paid subscribers only, where we discuss subjects you are unlikely to read in the mainstream media. There are many reasons a subject otherwise worthy of scientific inquiry might be unpopular. It could be dangerous — of the “don’t try this at home” variety. It might challenge conventional wisdom in ways that threaten those in authority. A noisy minority might find its conclusions offensive. And of course, like most interesting new ideas, a topic might be unpopular because it’s wrong.
Still, if you are a serious Personal Scientist, you understand that the scientific revolutions of tomorrow often spring from unpopular ideas of today. If you are open-minded and self-critical, you respect that cutting edge science comes with many caveats, including the necessity of discretion in who should discuss them. We put these posts behind the paywall to lessen the likelihood that a post will “go viral” and end up in the hands of the under-prepared.
This week we discuss a DIY method to develop natural immunity to anything. We first noticed this in a Facebook group, long since banned, that had only a few hundred members at its peak. Aficionados are, frankly, a crazy-looking bunch and it wouldn’t surprise us if their group was shut down for reasons that had nothing to do with their methods. We take no responsibility.
What’s the basic idea? Read on…