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Science doesn’t take sides. Science pursues the truth. The GMO experiment must be contained.

by Dr. Rick Kirschner on April 28, 2014

statisticianThe bio tech industry claims that science is on their side.  The conventional medical system makes the same claim.    Is it true?  I say no.   So it’s time to talk about science, about what it is, and what it is not.

Science is NOT on anybody’s side. It’s been over a hundred years now since big politics and big money decided for us what side ‘science’ was on when it comes to medical care, and they’ve been remarkably wrong (look at the statistics and you’ll see that conventional medicine, or as they like to think of it, ‘scientific medicine’,  does not have a stellar track record), yet are rarely called to account.   Contrary to the notion on which our conventional medical system is built, science does not tell us that health problems are engineering problems that can be solved by the introduction of novel chemicals into the human body.  Science does not tell us that sickness means our bodies are broken, and that we need drugs and the surgical removal of troublesome body parts as a solution to illness.  Science doesn’t tell us that we must go to war on germs, or decide that harming some is an acceptable risk.    As a naturopathic physician, I frequently must deal with the consequences of this particular deception about science.   Truth is, millions of dollars were invested to promote a system of medical education and healthcare delivery that gets workers and soldiers back on their feet as quickly as possible, regardless of the long term consequences (chronic illness.)

The scientific method is to assume ignorance, and to test assumptions, rather than fulfill profitable fantasies. Real scientists knows the jury is still out until the assumptions are fully tested and conclusions vetted.   Real science seeks truth through establishing facts.

Science didn’t give us any of the things you named. Monsanto did. The next time someone tells you what science says, I say be a scientist, have intellectual curiosity and explore it for yourself. And rather than looking for proof of desirable conclusions, look for proof that those conclusions might be wrong. If you can’t find any, the starting assumption is flawed.

This GMO business is another example of this deception about science. Instead of constructing an experiment with proper controls, the biotech industry and its government enablers made it an open air experiment and removed controls, didn’t get consent, and pursued a conquer-at-any-cost strategy. One of the many side effects is all the money pouring in to our county to promote their deception and determination to avoid accountability.

There are many other examples, most of which, if you talk about them, get you tagged as a nut (because of ‘science,’ they say, which they use as a code word for ‘the official opinion of those in control, or those who stand to profit.’    That ain’t science.

Real science is what allows us to defeat our preconceptions and get to the truth. The scientific method is a genius invention, and when properly applied allows us to make real progress.  And there are many wonderful scientists doing the hard work of helping humanity progress every day.   I respect science, and real scientists.  I have no respect for liars and propaganda that claims science in order to promote an agenda.

Bottom line: The problem isn’t science. Or as Mark Twain might have put it, “The problem isn’t what we know. It’s what we know that isn’t so that’s the problem.”   So the next time you read in the press or hear in the news what ‘science’ says, ask yourself, ‘Who stands to gain?’ and you may see the deception more clearly.

And if you live in Jackson County, Oregon, I hope you will vote YES on measure 15-119, and help put the GMO genie back in the bottle before it’s too late.
Be well,

Rick

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