Psychologically speaking, why are people so excited to talk about COVID vaccine booster shots? I have never seen people this eager and excited to discuss routine medical care in my entire life. It seems like an obvious example of politicization and virtue signaling. I have never in my life seen people discussing doctors check ups and booster shots in this manner.
Where I live (Burlington, VT), we have just started giving out boosters. Everyone at my school is already vaccinated, per state and university requirements, so it's common knowledge that we've all had the vax. However, today in not one, but TWO different classes with different professors, before class started, the professors proudly and enthusiastically announced to the class that they had received their booster shots. I have also heard family members talking about getting boosters and how they're all doing their part. It seems really weird to me. I have never heard people publicly discussing how proud they are to get the flu shot. It strikes me weird and unscientific, and it honestly feels a little too personal. I feel uncomfortable hearing people discuss their private medical details in front of me. It's all very partisan and tribalistic.
I support vaccines, but this does not seem very rational to me. (I do not support vaccine mandates, however.)
>the probability of abiogenesis occurring is totally unknown. >"but bro, there are literally billions of galaxies..."
People who believe in Aliens are far worse than religious people because, while the religious person will (almost shamefully) refrain from openly talking about their metaphysics in certain circles, Alien believers think logic and reason are on their side. They look at an empty cosmos, at thousands of years of silence, and they say: "100% bro, there's just so much matter in the universe that there's a 100% chance of them existing, maybe even a 110% chance. I mean, you might argue that's a total non-sequitur, that my believing that would be like expecting at least one cow to spontaneously turn into a hamburger just because there are so many other cows, but, trust me bro, it's the height of hubris to believe we're the only ones"
I know there are a lot of pop scientists who pay lip service to belief in alien life, and I don't care. If you believe in Aliens you're an idiot, even if it turns out Aliens exist it would not vindicate you one iota, it would simply mean your beliefs would change from being baseless and idiotic to being totally obvious.