Scott Atlas, “expert” sans expertise, has resigned.

He has stepped down as a special advisor to the president on COVID matters.

A group of faculty members at Stanford University celebrated his resignation from the Trump administration on Monday, saying in a statement that it’s “long overdue and underscores the triumph of science and truth over falsehoods and misinformation.”

(That is meaningful because Scott Atlas is the Robert Wesson Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. His own colleagues from his sponsoring university are the ones accusing him of standing in opposition to science and truth.)

7 thoughts on “Scott Atlas, “expert” sans expertise, has resigned.

  1. The problem is men with egos and a thirst for power typically overestimate their own intelligence, expertise, and authority over a field that they have no business commenting on. Or they just ignore it in spite of their dogma, like in the case of several allegedly unbiased ‘conservative’ judges – who then go on to make cult like speeches to organizations that show none of the qualities they allegedly took an oath for.

    This man was a radiologist, not a virologist or epidemiologist – which means his education on the matter was no different than anyone else with a Bachelor’s or Master’s in the school of medicine he went to years and years ago. Yet he was making ignorant uninformed comments completely out of his field of expertise with little or no knowledge of it.

    And this is a fairly common thing that happens. There is a cancer researcher who made big breakthroughs in the field decades ago who became an HIV denier in the 1980s, and to this day still denies that HIV causes AIDS. This is why scientific consensus matters, and also when big media puts on a debate about the science of something, the fringe 1% with a doctorate getting equal time to make a claim is ridiculous. Doctors are like lawyers – you can find a horrible person to practice law, as Trump has shown, but it doesn’t mean they have the objective ability to speak to the objective truth.

  2. Only The Best People, Part… who the hell can even keep track anymore?

    I’m thankful beyond words that this clown car of imbeciles is finally coming to an end.

  3. Well, like the AA types say, admitting it is the first step.
    Maybe now he can get back to his original calling – selling bodybuilding programs to 98-pound weaklings.

    1. Do you think Scott ever got sand kicked in his face? He’s not really in as good condition as his brother, Chuck.

      This is allegedly true: Charles Atlas (real name Angelo Siciliano) legally changed his last name to Charles Atlas and named his son “Hercules.” *

      Yup, Hercules Atlas.

      I dunno. I think before hanging that kind of moniker on a kid, it might be wise to see if the tyke is a mesomorph. That’d be a tough handle for a 98-pound-weakling who would be happier named Merlin Poindexter.

      By the way. The 98-pound weakling was actually called the 97-pound weakling. I’m assuming that the song in Rocky Horror altered the expression, but I’m just guessing.


      * Footnote: I’m pretty sure that Hercules Atlas story was an urban legend. Wikipedia has been changed to show that the son was named Charles Atlas Jr. It was a good story while it lasted.

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