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OH THOSE ZANY CORPORATE SCIENTISTS

O those zany corporate scientists are at it again. You all remember science class in school? (Er....that was a question for those of you old enough to remember when our schools actually taught something and were not being run by "doctors of 'education'" and were not just factories teaching people how to pass standardized tests designed and administered by a corporate monopoly whose shareholders are...er.... doctors of "education"....ok ok....I got distracted).  Well, back in the day, they used to teach us that science was about experiment and observation, formulating theories, testing and refining them until, voila, out pops a scientific law (except for theoretical physicists, who are allowed to do something called a "thought experiment" and prove it all by mathematical hieroglyphics, and, oh yea, and macroevolutionists, who have yet to contrive a billions-of-years-long-experiment to demonstrate speciation. But hey. Who's quibbling with Einstein and Darwin here? Not I).

Well, you get my point, I hope. If so, then read this:

Human Genes Turn Plants Into Factories For Medicines

For once, I'm actually impressed with the New York Times getting it right. Yes. You read that correctly, but it bears reading again: "Jeremy Rifkin, president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and a frequent critic of biotechnology, said that ''turning living creatures into chemical factories'' has obvious benefits, but that ''the environmental and ethical implications have not been explored.

''If the plants are raised outdoors and the new genes get into the wild gene pool,'' he said, ''it could have a potentially destabilizing effect on the ecological system. They are performing processes not performed in nature.'' Advocates of such experiments say these criticisms are probably exaggerated but agree that they need to be explored."

Wonderful. Great. Mad scientists are indeed mad, and the madness lies in abandoning the method of science itself under pressure from corporations in their insane rush to poison the food supply and very possibly the environment. At least the physicists tested their h-bombs, x-ray and gamma ray lasers, particle accelerators and neutron bombs to assure us (or perhaps scare us) that they worked.  It is interesting to me that now, the two reigning theories in biology and physics - macroevolution and string theory - are theories that are really nothing more than tapestries of arguments and conclusions about a dataset, an interpretation. We're supposed to be reassured that nothing dire will happen based on the pronouncements of the theory.

And for those really paying attention, notice the esoteric, occult theme of the chimera entering here, with the creation of hybrid human-plant genes, "plantimals"  or "vegemen" we might call them(and I'm reminded of a famous Lucille Ball commercial here: "And it's tasty too! Tastes just like candy!"). What are the effects on the environment? Why, we just don't know, because we haven't tested it. But it's ok. We're Global Glutton Agribusiness Inc.; we're your goobernment, and we just don't know because we just can't be bothered with the details of the public good any more.

Now, everyone get out your number two lead pencils, as we prepared to take our standardized tests, and become more lobotomized.

18 thoughts on “OH THOSE ZANY CORPORATE SCIENTISTS”

  1. Why do all this silly “testing” when there are PROFITS to be made. Big Pharma NEEDS THE MONEY. It’s the Amerikan way!

  2. Interesting that it was published in 1990….why is it being republished now?

  3. I finish High School in 1968 I think at that time the science text books showed the sun growing dimer and dimer till went black where as if you read the Time Machine by H,G, Wells first published in 1898 towards the end of the novel he discribed the sun in it’s dying days as a red giant I wonder where he got that idea. That I have science education I can thank both the public school and New York public libraries and I should include history as well. If you think science education is bad in the USV try the UK I was reading New Scientist on my Google home page and between the article and the responding replays to it science education is just as bad over there as well. As to Puerto Rico publiclibraries are almost nonexistant it’s so bad here you can’t even find comic books I know of them in spanish but it was in NYC when I lived there that I saw some. This is a right winger’s wet dream as for the new e-books they can hold a whole library but how long will the batteries last and how much will they cost not to mention when you have to replace the reader when the screen goes bad as for bookstores same problem with Borders demise getting something to read has just gotten harder unless you into religious books you can find bookstores for those here all over the place.

  4. Well said. This lobotomy seems to happen globaly, EVERYWHERE. I’m living in a former “republic” of the former USSR. While everything critical said about it was absolute truth, and it indeed was “evil empire”. However, because of total economic isolation from the world markets, the scientific agrrevolution passed by it. Up to the end of ‘8o’s all the food production in the Soviet Union was produced using for the major part natural components (with a minimum of synthesized ones) and that really affected the food taste heavily. Even now, the tourists who visit the region are often crashed by “how tasty is everything in your country” 😀 Unfortunately, synthetics have invaded here too 🙁 In earlier times you had not to scrutinize the endless ingredients line on the pack or wonder “by what extent is it saturated/perfused”: dairy fats are replaced with the vegetative, extradangerous hydrogenized ones, not mentioning GMP here. What are we eating – the Mendeleev’s periodic table of chemical elements?!!

  5. Vitameata vegemen – how well I remember that skit. Almost as good as the chocolate dipping conveyor belt………..(yep, I’m nearly as old as you…..maybe older!)

    Given that epigenetics has petty much blown regular genetic theories out of the water, I think that the possible impacts of such “monkeying around” with Life are going to be more serious than predicted.

    I think the current focus of education comes right out of Planet of the Apes – “human see, human do.”

    As Rockefeller said, “I want a nation of workers, not a nation of thinkers.”

    On the positive side, the dumber the general public gets, the better it makes us really smart folks look…..for a really mediocre movie along those lines, check out “Idiocracy.” Definitely a B-movie and mostly silly, but some pretty funny comments on current culture (using that term VERY loosely).

  6. The really scary part is as the old generations in the know die off, all there is left for humanity, is the new generations, of media brainwashed, food poisoned zombies on planet earth.

  7. 1) about standardized tests — I’ve been listening to old Dr. Farrell interviews on The Byte Show (at http://www.thebyteshow.com appropriately enough). They are excellent — in depth and more personal than others. In one rant about such testing, he tells how he once, at much pressure from the college administration, gave such a test: one question, 26 possible choices, all worded slightly differently. And the trick: none of them actually correct!! One student came to talk to him after the test, saying he couldn’t produce an answer, becuase of this. That student got the A. Fantastic! I’d love to see that test.

    2) Is it just me, or has chemtrail activity gone down recently? Here in Toronto we seem to have been having some awfully clear skies lately….

    1. Citizen Quasar

      1) I remember ESSAY QUESTIONS in elementary school and junior high school. I was in the eighth grade in 1971 the last time I ever saw one. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, and essay question is where the student is expected to WRITE a paragraph or two to answer the question. Depending on the course, as a rule of thumb, a test may have contained up to 50% of these.

      By the time I graduated high school in 1975 there were 12th graders who could barely read, but NOT out loud at all, and people who had attended school for 12 years and learned absolutely nothing were given “Certificates of Completion” just to get them off campus while those of us who graduated got diplomas.

      2) No. I see chemtrails almost everyday where I live.

  8. Robert Totten

    Oh come on!! I’ll bet that those mad scientist have been plugging everything into everything else since they got hold of the right tinkertoys. Despite sanctions against Human experimentation (cloning and “Super soldiers) I’ll bet that if it were “Legal”, a lab could pop up a cloned baby in less than 9 months and a “grown” man in less than 10 years. Even at the time I believed all the “difficulty” in producing Dolly was somewhat out of proportion. Given the computers and micro/nano capabilities they have now, it should be a cinch to do basically anything they want. Trouble is, it’s easy enough to find that a particular gene does one thing, but it is next to impossible to figure out everything it does and what any change to it is going to do. Sooner or later Monsanto is going to have it’s butt bitten good with the crap they are pulling and ramming down our throats-unfortunately it’ll be too late for us. When livestock won’t eat the stalks and foliage–it’s a bad sign. When fish die from the runoff, it’s a bad sign.

  9. haha, but now that I think about I know a few people in my neighborhood that seem to have the the intelligent conversation of a plant, so maybe they’ve been splicing man and plant for years?

    BTW, Hi Joseph and all other members. Dr. Farrell keep up the marvelous work. I don’t quite have all your books yet but I’m trying to catch up with them (tho at the rate that you write books that will be unlikely) and what I have read is so enthralling. glad to see some much needed research and credibility in a field so full of ….. well you know what i mean. LOVE your work! Andrew

  10. Um, this is a 21 year old NYTimes article. So all it proves is someone reported these points a while back, also that the NYTimes was somewhat better paper then.

    1. Well 1990 wasn’t that long ago. It’s not late breaking news to be sure, but it’s something that I wasn’t paying attention to when I was 16 years old. Anyways, if that thesis was posited then, and considering the types of articles that have been cited here now in major publishing houses, there’s little reason to doubt that the same type of mentality is still going on now.

      1. And I heard most of this stuff back in the early 1980s.

        It’s old news, whereas Monsanto’s various abuses and lies, and greed, and is current (and sans any sci-fi elements too.)

  11. WHAT!?!?! you mean we can now grow plants that can actually be used as medicines?
    my word what an amazing concept!!!

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