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曾经有名的研究人员建议玉石护身符可以抵御COVID-19,现在他'成为科学界嘲笑的目标

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在科学杂志上发表的一项有争议的研究表明,戴上玉石护身符可避开COVID-19。
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  • 匹兹堡大学的一位教授发表了一项研究,表明COVID-19可以被翡翠护身符击退。
  • 有争议的论文引起了科学界的愤怒,并已从期刊上删除。 
  • The professor's theory is that 新冠肺炎 has existed inside humans long before the pandemic, but was reawakened by a geomagnetic shift in the Earth.
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A study published in 科学 of the Total Environment that suggested 新冠肺炎 is caused by a geomagnetic shift, 和 can therefore be warded off by 玉 amulets, has been removed from the journal. 

研究, "Can Traditional Chinese Medicine provide insights into controlling the 新冠肺炎 pandemic,"has sparked outrage 和 criticism in the science community 和 prompted the University of Pittsburgh–based authors to request a retraction, 科学家报道。

科学家们权衡了一下,说这项研究误解了它所涵盖的概念,并且充满了错误。 

"A paper like this gets out there, it's published in some supposedly peer-reviewed journal—it makes the rest of the field look stupid,"Joe Kirschvink, a Caltech geobiologist whose research areas include sensing of magnetic fields by humans 和 other animals, told The Scientist."And that's a harmful thing."

 

研究, which is no longer available online, explored the idea that the novel 新冠病毒 isn't new, but rather a virus that has been hidden in DNA 和 was activated by a shift in the planet's geomagnetic field.

论文 claimed that 玉, with it's own geomagnetic properties, can prevent the virus from making you sick, according to The Scientist 和 每日野兽.

论文's primary author, 摩西的能力,是匹兹堡大学传染病和微生物学的助理教授。

Bility告诉Insider,他对玉的评论成为该珠宝的主要焦点感到惊讶。"Twitter wrath"从那以后他所面临的。 

"I was a bit shock[ed] that the 玉 statement became the take home message; I only included it to acknowledge the assumption used to develop the hypothesis 和 the prediction framework in the study," he said. 

 

教授告诉 每日野兽 his theory is sound 和 blamed the wave of backlash on prejudice in the science community. Other scientists, though, think the publication of the study points to flaws in the peer-review process, 每日野兽 reported.

"我不确定是谁进行了同行评审,但本文不应该通过,"微生物学家伊丽莎白·比克(Elisabeth Bik)对媒体说。

The theory behind the paper was sparked a year ago when some of Bility's lab rats became ill from a lung disease 和 had to be killed, The Scientific reported. He began to believe there was a connection between the illness in the rats 和 a vaping lung illness that had been detected in humans.

When more of Bility's rats died in February 和 March, he pointed to the spring equinox, which he associated with a change in the geomagnetic field. The timing also correlated with the rise in 新冠肺炎 cases in the 我们, the 科学家报道。 

"First, I started this work well before the 新冠肺炎 pandemic, 和 it's very unfortunate that 新冠肺炎 has put everyone on the edge, 和 whatever rules of civility 和 intellectual tolerance that was left has gone out the window," he told 内幕. "The work was never about 玉, most people didn't even read the 文章. They found a sentence that could excite the masses 和 ran with it."

Bility said that his work attempts to better understand impact of physical changes on or in the earth on the emergence of severe illness 和 deaths. 

Bility及其合作者建议,导致COVID-19的病毒由于这种转变而被重新唤醒。 

"I believe that we must continue to strive to develop a better understanding of our world 和 try to understand the relationship between the human-biosphere 和 earth systems 和 incorporate new ideas from disciplines, such as condensed matter physics; after all, we are made of matter," he said.

Kirschvink told The Scientist it is true that strong magnetic fields can influence chemical reactions, but that the long-wavelength anomalies in this study aren't close to what would be required to have such an effect. 

"此结果部分是从上下文中提取不同想法的结果," he told the outlet.

Also jarring to some was the comment that 玉 can stop 新冠肺炎 symptoms, a theory Bility based on records of practices in ancient China during a period of similar geomagnetic conditions. 

Kirschvink说,Jade的磁化强度很弱,因此对这些条件没有影响。

Bility告诉Insider,他希望自己的理论会有所倒退,但从未想到这会引起如此大的争议。 

他告诉《每日野兽》,他面临的嘲笑是种族主义的混合,也是试图阻止科学家开箱即用的尝试。

他还告诉媒体,他的研究基于"possibilities"而不是绝对的真理。 

"我没有在那篇文章中说过,'Go buy 玉,'"巴力告诉《每日野兽》。

学者告诉《每日野兽》,发表与大流行有关的薄弱理论可能会加强 阴谋论 可能导致公众回避实际的科学或安全措施。 

但是Bility以前 认可社会疏离 和其他卫生规程。他说他不'因为他不戴玉'不知道哪个会工作。

"Even if someone decided to wear 玉, which millions already do, it does not preclude them from following public health measures, or taking vaccines when they become available,"he told 每日野兽."Also, to the best of my knowledge, wearing 玉, which humans have done for thousands of years, is not associated with any disease."

Bility told 内幕 that he stands by the process in which their hypothesis was made 和 researched 和 said he will resubmit the paper after the pandemic is over.

"We evaluated aspects of the hypothesis 和 made predictions which could be falsified; therefore, if we are wrong, we 和 others will be able to determine that," he said. "You can make an assumption in science, so long your hypothesis can be falsified, 和 you are transparent about it, which is exactly what was done in the 文章." 

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