EBOLA: DO WE NEED DIVINE SOLUTION? 1.


By Ambassador T. Brikins




President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, fighting the "demon" of ebola.


The Ebola River in Northern Congo in Northern Democratic Republic of Congo.

“We need empirical solution to the cure of Ebola not “divine” solution, was the conclusion of Bayo Olupohunda in his article, “Ebola and a Pastor’s “divine “ solution”.(The Punch, Thursday, July 31, 2014).
But do we need divine solution to the cure of Ebola and perhaps other diseases?
Scientific empiricism is based on or act on observation or experiment, not on theory.
Writing on  the topic,” Problems of world civilization, Achievements and limitations of science and technology”  in the classical  book,  World  Civilizations  by Edward MacNall  Burns, Phiip Lee Ralph, Robert E.Lerner and Standish Meacham, said,  “For solutions they (Politicians and Civil Servants) have continued to turn, paradoxically, to those agencies responsible, in many cases, for the creation of the problems: science and technology.”

Professor Oyewole Tomoro, "...no known vector...".

A world renowned virologists, Professor Oyewole Tomori, President of Nigeria’s Academy of Sciences and former Vice Chancellor of Redeemers” University, Mowe, Ogun State, South West Nigeria, who has been working on the Ebola virus and other viruses said the dangerous ebola virus has no known vector and that the link to fruit bats and chimpanzees is circumstantial.


"I wouldn't be worried to sit next to someone with Ebola virus on the Tube as long as they don't vomit on you or something. This is an infection that requires very close contact."Dr. Peter Piot, Belgian who discovered the ebola virus in 1976.

Dr. Piot said, “The main thing is to overcome the fear of the virus and put in place all possible measures to contain this epidemic and care for the people who are affected by it. That  will require massive international assistance and work in the communities in addition”.
Is there  an empirical solution to the power of fear?

But the Bible seem to have when it said, in Romans 8:15, “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; …”. Elsewhere, it talks about the spirit of love and of a sound mind.