Welcome diverse viewpoints to bring new insights and creativity

Albert Einstein said: we can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Mainstream thinking can be blinkered and often does not tolerate diverse viewpoints. Albert Einstein’s famous quote highlights the potential trap of staying with paradigms that are no longer relevant to the current situation. My idea is for policy makers to bring in more diversity to what is currently unfolding on the social/political/economic levels. I would also ask that the word ‘discredited’ not be used when exploring these diverse views. Often the people doing the discrediting have agendas that are not always objective or trustworthy or have a profit motive. They may well be reflecting vested interest. Any government committee should have at least one person from a background and experience that is divergent from the existing paradigm, and a requirement that there views are listened to. Here are some diverse views that in my opinion are worth of consideration 1. Dr Natasha Campbell MacBride 2. Zach Bush MD 3. Paul Thomas MD 4. Sayer Ji of GreenMed Info 5. Weston Price Foundation 6. Children’s Health Defence led by Robert Kennedy Jnr

Why the contribution is important

If you search for information about the health of the Scottish population, you find that for many years it has worse than that of the English. Life expectancy is the lowest in the UK, at 77.1 for men and 81.1 for women, and one of the lowest in the OECD. The gap between Scotland and England has grown since 1980. Heart disease and strokes are significant causes of death. Two-thirds of adults in Scotland are overweight or obese including 28% who are obese. This underlying ill health is what is behind the effect in Scotland of the current pandemic. A different viewpoint is needed to have a better outlook for the people of Scotland.

by DavidPD on May 10, 2020 at 05:25PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 5.0
Based on: 1 vote


  • Posted by JLMBD May 10, 2020 at 18:52

    A divergent view would need to be based on real data and not rely a rant by someone who is maybe an antivaxxer or thinks 5G spreads coronavirus. Some views are discredited for a reason and that reason is that science either disproves their theories or at least can't prove them. There is no place in this debate for conspiracy theories or beliefs that defy scientific research.
  • Posted by MikeJohnston May 10, 2020 at 21:05

    The biggest conspiracy lives in scot.gov. We really need independent views of what they are (not) doing. Tracing is the obvious example.
Log in or register to add comments and rate ideas