CHALK UP ANOTHER “WOOPS” TO “BIG SCIENCE"

CHALK UP ANOTHER “WOOPS” TO “BIG ...

K.M. spotted this one and passed it along, and if you're like me, it will leave you rather breathless. After reading this article - and its relative lack of information - my first thought was "IG Farbensanto strikes again," except that there does not appear to be a megacorporation coupled with this latest gaffe. No, this time it appears that BigSci (Big science) has stepped in all by itself to lend a helping hand to mother nature to Make the Planet Safe for All. No, wait... there was a corporation behind it after all.

"How?" you might say. "Why, by genetically modifying mosquitoes," they'll answer, "so that they'll mingle with other mosquitoes, do the mosquito version of the mattress tango, and pass along their genetic modification which will decrease their population. Malaria and other blood-born diseases will go down. Hooray."

Except there's just one teensy tiny little problem. It didn't work:

BUGGED OUT Deadly ‘super mosquitoes that are even tougher’ accidentally created by scientists after bungled experiment

Here's the story in a nutshell:

GENETICALLY modified mosquitoes that were designed by scientists to help populations decrease are actually thriving.

This is according to new research that claims the plan to create gene-hacked mosquitoes that have offspring which die immediately has spectacularly backfired and now scientists don't know what will happen next.

The modified mosquitoes were released in Jacobina in Brazil and were supposed to mix with the local population and decrease numbers with their weak offspring genetics.

Although the wild population did plummet for a short while, 18 months later it was right back up again.

This is mostly concerning because scientists think the new 'super mosquitoes' have properties that might make them harder to kill.

But wait, there's more:

However, now traces of the genetically modified genes have been found in the natural population.

This means they are successfully interbreeding.

The researchers concluded: "It is unclear how this may affect disease transmission or affect other efforts to control these dangerous vectors."

The offspring of the gene-hacked mosquitoes and the natural ones are thought to be more robust but whether they pose a threat is unknown.

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Oxitec, the British biotech company running the project, assured members of the public that this negative result would not happen.

It then released 450,000 genetically mutated mosquitoes into the wild where interbreeding caused the spread of the mutated genes because the offspring failed to die.

Gee, that sounds vaguely familiar... sort of like the promises made by IG Farbensanto that their GMO seeds were entirely "substantially equivalent" to those made by Mother Nature, and hence we did not need long term independent intergenerational testing. But hey, we'll take those patents.

But then, over time, the yields fell, the pests adapted, and we're back to square one. (Well, not really, because the pests adapted, and the GMOs didn't).  I'm going to call this whole phenomenon of busy-body corporations and their lab rats (by which I mean the rodents conducting the experiments, not the ones running through the mazes) "big corposcience" with "corposcience" designating that whole panoply of technocratic hubris on the spectrum between pseudo-science and quasi-science, with the difference being that big corposcience really  does work, but only for a little while, and always with unintended and usually deleterious consequences. (Notice the word "delete" in the word "deleterious". Maybe that's a hint, or a warning. I don't know.)

Reading between the lines a bit, it's a safe guess what happened here: the company proposing this project did a laboratory study of the mosquitoes under controlled circumstances, and the results showed a decline in the population over a few generations. It then concluded that it was safe to proceed with the release of the modified little Messerschmitts, and lo and behold, under the different circumstances of being in the wild and doing what mosquitoes do, interbreeding occurred with a few Spitfires and P51s along the way, and the populations of the new interbred mosquitoes increased, and that somehow the interbreeding made the resulting offspring more robust and more dangerous. And if one reads between the lines a bit, that's precisely what we see: the scientists are now worried that what may result from this is a new more robust type of mosquito; call it Messerschmittus Spitfireus 51. My suspicion? Behind the hemming and hawing and guarded language, they've already seen evidence of it, and are afraid to admit it. (Now, of course, all of this is being explained as a "mistake" and a "woops", but one does have to entertain the idea that it may not have been, that the results were really, though secretly, sought after. Why? I don't know, but we're living in an age when the "leaders" and "technocrats" of the West are so utterly without normal human common sense, emotion, and thought, that one cannot rule out the possibility.)

So I have a modest suggestion: we need to insist that this company patent its invention, and own it. In fact, the patent needs to be taken out in the name of the corporation and the names of the individual scientists who made the modification. Give credit where credit is due. And when the diseases start spreading, and the usual means of getting rid of too many mosquitoes fail to work on Messerschmittus Spitfireus 51 (MS51), and people get sick and their GMO crops start failing because the people who tend to them are sick and were made even sicker by the vaccine made by Muck Pharmaceuticals their doctors were required by law to give them , they then need to have the opportunity to explain themselves in lawsuits, just like IG Farbensanto. And speaking of IG Farbensanto, why, with luck, that cartel could recoup some of the money it has lost in lawsuits by suing the people making the GMMs (genetically modified mosquitoes) and the vaccines. One can see it now: the lawyers for the plaintiff release thousands of the little MS51s into the courtroom, standard methods of eradicating the little bugs - anti-aircraft fire, surface to air missiles, and so on - fail as the judge, attorneys, and gallery are strafed into submission; the case is proved, and the jury, safely ensconced behind mosquito nets watching the carnage awards the cartel billions of dollars. Hooray!  BigSci and BigLiti (Big Litigation) win again!

On a more serious note, I'm reminded of the observation of C.S. Lewis after reading this story, that a hell for men and a heaven for mosquitoes can be very conveniently arranged.

See you on the flip side...

 

 

18 thoughts on “ CHALK UP ANOTHER “WOOPS” TO “BIG ...”

  1. reminded me of this cover of an LP album (new gens, youll have to look up those last 2 terms) .. Devastator 1977 (locaust plague, death skull, lead song ACDC dirty deeds, done dirt cheap)

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PXFyN-BTf7M/UllQxVsZ1PI/AAAAAAAAKQw/dFBlr7AGrSw/s1600/Cover.jpg

    on the bright side, with malaria persistent, the population of African will only increase by 500 million in the next 20 years and only 100 million will be ‘shipped’ to the West to save us all from global warming, and to feel real good about our Ice Age Love Genes.

    coming soon GMO-NEH, genetically modified, Nanotech, Electronically encHanced.

  2. The Child Kings are at it again and no this was not a mistake if you believe that there is a bridge in Brooklyn I can sell you. Does Jeffrey Amherst ring a bell smallpox infected clothes to the natives there is a long history of these acts of malice this just the latest.

  3. Excellent photo of one mean-looking-super-skeeter. It’s hard to note any photo shopping as one has never seen a super-skeeter before. Another addition to the modified variety of super bugs. As if ever increasingly resistant micro pathogens were not enough from the pharmaceutical industry in cahoots with the family GP misusing and over prescribing antibiotics or doing so just to do something at that 10-minute clinic visit. Sort of like giving candy to a child in hopes of pacifying their irritability in the short term.

    They might have done better at modifying the digestive tract at digesting harmful pathogens and microbes like Zika, Malaria, and such while they climbed their ladder of hubris. That would at least allow Nemesis, whose nearly always directly behind snapping at the heels of the climber of Hubris, a chance to deal with those indirectly predacious “little flies” and the pathogens they carry. Typical laboratory arrogance asserting that what goes on in it must necessarily take place outside of it. No doubt they want more funding now.

    That mean-looking-skeeter might play a major role in the movies or serial depicting the entomological dominion of science. That’s not to say there isn’t entomological conflicts of interest or entomological warfare (EW) already underway. Like the rats of southeast Asia went breeding despite efforts of control when a certain unit 731 was known to have been active in the forties, these mean-looking-skeeters will do what they do. Kind of like those African killer bees buzzing around or those resistant pathogens that dine on antibiotics instead of shunning them.

    Keeping this whole series of events, and counting, on the record ought to be historically significant. Some might find it morbidly entertaining so long as their profiting out of harms-way.

    1. I wonder how many cases of microencephaly came up in newborns for the past oh lets’ say 100 generations in central and south America. That’s at least how many generations endured zika before that sudden (and apparently only) outbreak of infants born with tiny heads in a slum outside a city in Brazil. The government happened to have sprayed with an insecticide provided by Sumitomo licensed by Monsanto the very swamp nearby the slum that those those poor women in the slum were using for drinking water. The insecticide works on insects and mammals by ruining the growth of the nervous system in the larval stage (or in the womb).

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1MPlEWqRAs
      Monsanto To Blame? Zika Virus Conspiracy Theory Explained

      1. . . . . . . . .“The government happened to have sprayed with an insecticide provided by Sumitomo licensed by Monsanto the very swamp nearby the slum that those poor women in the slum were using for drinking water. The insecticide works on insects and mammals by ruining the growth of the nervous system in the larval stage (or in the womb).”. . . . . .

        That’s a very significant correlation, if not a direct correlation, between cause and effect of substance exposure, ingestion, and gestation to birth. Repeating such an exposure for scientific research and testing is not a humane practice, at least, last one noted ethical science procedures. In other regions where harvesting organs and such are practiced seemingly routinely, probably not even a whisper of disdain to be had in the stillness.

        If a deliberate experiment or dispersal with ill intent upon recipients, that could fall into the realms of bio-warfare and chemical warfare. It ranks with that decimation of early Native American populations with deliberate smallpox exposure. There are several means of aerosol dispersion, too, of diseases and nasty chemicals too terrible to relate publicly without attracting severe consequences.

  4. Reducing the mosquito population was likely just a cover story for releasing new diseases into the environment and a stronger disease carrier. All those exotic new mosquito born diseases that popped up in central America happened right after the first releases. I’ve learned long ago that the stated reason is never the real reason and the unintended consequences that pop up were the real goal.

    1. Roger, they don’t need a real reason. Zika had nothing to do with Brazilian microencepholopathy. What they need is an unlimited supply of scapegoats. They don’t even need close approximations to a real reason. Layers of scapegoats work even better for the WGEO.

        1. Where did I hear today about SF6? A new and amazingly more common greenhouse gas since it is such a good insulator for all the new electrical sustainable energy installations? Something on the order of 10’s of thousands of times more powerful greenhouse gas than CO2? Think I heard it from Tommy Williams. Progressively more of it being produced, used and emitted as electricity replaces fuels.

  5. So Big science via the fearless corporate fascist leadership are going after the deadliest army against mankind through the ages? A swarming , consuming army of 110 trillion enemy patrols every inch of the globe save Antarctica, Iceland, the Seychelles, and a handful of French Polynesian micro islands.
    Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please. the above author, Karl Marx also implied that corporate fascists will end-up selling the very rope w/which they will be hung.
    The co-evolutionary mosquito is an active agent w/in the ongoing processes of civilization. The mosquito has ambushed humankind w/unmitigated fury since time immemorial and scratched her indelible mark on the modern world order.
    A sick soldier is more taxing in the military machine than a dead soldier. During our waring existence mosquito-borne diseases have been prolific battlefield burdens and killers.

    Our war w/mosquitos is the war of our world.

    As H.G. Wells wrote/Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe. Let us learn the truth and spread it as far and wide as our circumstances will allow. For truth is the greatest weapon we have,

  6. I’m waiting for those “locusts with stings like scorpions” to show up. Why wait for the apocalypse when you can create it in the lab. We have the technology to make prophesy the plan; the Zionists are “destined” to rule the Earth from Jerusalem; the Evangelical Christians desire their rapture; all backed by the Babylonian money magic of the elite. After all, it’s a divine plan, set forth by their “god”.
    What could possibly go wrong.
    The Earth is to be destroyed by fire this time (a micro nova event from the Sun), followed by another ice age, and we get to do it all over again. The elite will have made their preparations and the absolute worst of humanity will survive while the rest of us die off. This is like a rerun of a bad movie.
    One has to wonder how many times this has already occurred…

    1. WD, the elites are unbelievably arrogant. They are assuming that there is nobody ‘Above’ or ‘Outside’ their horizons. Whether spiritual or alien (or both), there is a whole ‘range’ to which they are oblivious. That is likely to cost them…

  7. JESUIT PAPAL APRON MOSQUITOES

    Geopold Swampington solemnly swore,
    to uphold law on congress floor,
    with his fingers crossed
    by brethren oath,
    to Skull and Bones forevermore.

  8. Well I’ll be darned… I had a friend who a decade ago was studying exactly this in Paris–malaria and mosquito vectors–and, if I recall correctly, their lab was being funded by one of Bill Gates’ foundations. Lots of work being done on malaria, and lots of money in it too.

    Anyway, surely no one could have seen this coming. /s

  9. Jurassic Park probably said it best :
    “If there’s one thing the history of evolution has taught us, it’s that life will not be contained. Life breaks free, it expands to new territories, and crashes through barriers; painfully, maybe even dangerously. But, uh, well, there it is.”
    ~Dr. Ian Malcolm

    Likely followed by WarGames :
    “A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?”
    ~ Joshua [after the Joshua A.I. played out all possible outcomes for “Global Thermonuclear War”]

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