(3rd April 2012)
Our science community is suffering from the same fatal ailment as the rest of our society, corruption, and fraud. Scientism the faithful belief in scientists to be truthful and honest, is a false paradigm. A lot of so called scientific, technological and medical research findings, that are published in our modern media and peer review publications, are outright fraudulent. These research findings are nothing more than corporate propaganda, to influence our purchasing habits, so they can make big profits.
Trust Us, We're Experts” Here is a great book on how scientist and medical professional skew the truth. To summarise, they get very well paid to lie. It is worth just reading the synopsis on Amazon page about the book if nothing else. Here is a small excerpt.
“You think that if a scientist says so, it must be true? In the early 1990s, tobacco companies secretly paid thirteen scientists a total of $156,000 to write a few letters to influential medical journals. One bio-statistician received $10,000 for writing a single, eight-paragraph letter that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. A cancer researcher received $20,137 for writing four letters and an opinion piece to the Lancet, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and The Wall Street Journal.”
A lot of medical studies and research findings are released each year. After investigation by independent researchers, it is often found that up to 90% of these studies have no real substance to them, and are no more than just propaganda to promote the pharmaceutical industry profit agenda.
Silent Forests is a documentary narrated by David Susuki, about the bad use of genetic science to promote a particular companies financial agenda, for GMO products. In this case forest trees that produce a toxic insecticide BT. This science has the potential to create an environmental nightmare. Large profits can be made from it in the short term, but at what cost to us and future generations? Organic farmers are having their lively hoods destroyed because pollen from genetically modified crops drifts into their fields. GMO companies are now shifting any future liability from damage that may arise from the use of their GMO products, to the farmer's who have purchased and used their GMO seeds.
These examples show that the world is facing a crisis situation. All our social systems, financial, scientific and technological, have been taken over by greed and corruption. Profit comes first and the human community and the Earth's biosphere last. A person who is willing to support a lie in the corporate or government interest, gets promoted, plus gets paid lots of money for promoting the lie. Even if the result of that lie could result in the deaths of large numbers of people, and irreparable harm to the environment.
If the wider community does not take action to stop this, it will get worse. Corrupt people or organizations will constantly test to see what they can get away with. If there is no resistance they will become more emboldened. Whistle blowers should have communities standing behind them and supporting them. They should be rewarded by our communities, for standing up to this, out of control, wide spread corporate and government corruption. This is an American site about whistle blowers but you get the idea. It is worth having a look at the blog on this page also.
Our society needs to be re-ogranised so that those who have the community interests at heart get promoted. At present our social systems promote those who are psychopathic. This is an excellent documentary on this very subject.
"I Am Fishead" Are Corporate Leaders Egotistical Psychopaths?
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