AHHH “SCIENCE”! FOLLOW THE SCIENCE!

AHHH “SCIENCE”! FOLLOW THE SCIENCE!

In last week's News and Views from the Nefarium I warned about the emergence of a new "meme" in Mr. Globaloney's arsenal of doublespeak: "Follow the science!" In reality, this is not a new meme at all. It's rather old, if we count a few decades as being "old." It made its first ugly appearance in the Soviet Union where "science" was used to justify the creation of a new type of society based on the "scientific" principles when Marxism, social engineering, collectivism, strange and twisted versions of evolution were all stirred into an ideological stew and used to justify all sorts of policy based upon a particular prevailing "scientific" narrative that were convenient to the ruling political class. More recently, we've watched "global warming" and "climate change" being used in this fashion, to drive policy agendas that are "following science." The trouble is, of course, that these narratives usually follow one one version of the "science" and have little time nor inclination even to mention any contraindicating scientific models and views. The recent covid planscamdemic and "mandatory masks" being yet another case in point.  Now, however, we're watching it being driven more forcefully in the west by the propatainment media. And that bodes ill, because it empowers the technocrat - the "computer modelers" - who present their models as science itself.

Which brings us back once again to the narratives that were paraded when GMOs were ramrodded into agriculture and into the food supply. One of the prevailing "memes" at the time that was driven relentlessly by the GMO apologists was that they held the promise of ending hunger once and for all, because with genetic engineering, yields per acre would increase, and there was even the occasional story about how non-productive land could be made to be agriculturally productive.

I've done stories on this website before of studies - notably by the University of Iowa - that indicate that over the long run, this is not the case, and now there's even more of an indication that all those hopeful narratives of a few decades ago are simply not true, according to these stories shared by W.G.:

GM Bt cotton has failed in India – new study

Genetic engineering still failing to increase crop yields

The first article points out that the promises of increased yields in regions with special problems of raising certain crops has not materialized:

Researchers find GM Bt cotton leads to stagnant yields, high costs, increased insecticide use, low farmer incomes and farmer suicides

The conclusion of this study on GM Bt cotton in India speaks for itself: "The hybrid long-season Bt technology for rainfed and irrigated cotton is unique to India, and is a value capture mechanism. This technology is suboptimal, leading to stagnant yields, high input costs, increased insecticide use, and low farmer incomes that increase economic distress that is a proximate cause of cotton farmer suicides. The current GM Bt technology adds costs in rainfed cotton without commensurate increases in yield. Non-GM pure-line high-density short-season varieties could double rainfed cotton yield, reduce costs, decrease insecticide use, and help ameliorate suicides. The GM hybrid technology is inappropriate for incorporation in short-season high-density varieties."

Or to put all that in the country simple terminology of us deplorables in fly-over country: Genetically modified cotton is a failure.

Why? Because it costs more, increases farmer debt, with little improvement over the yield-per-acre of non-genetically modified cotton. Gee, who would've thought? Well, actually, those who raised all these concerns back when the GMO bandwagon was just getting underway did.

The second article is even more to the point, noting that "science" in certain contexts simply means "corporate agenda":

An anonymous pro-GMO troll on Twitter recently tweeted, "There’s plenty of studies coming out showing GMO crops are increasing yield now. In the beginning they were breeding for resistance." He ended with a finger-wagging admonition to GMWatch over our stance that GM does not increase yields: "Maybe be a little more informed".

The troll tweets under a fake identity, using the name of Venezuela's mustachioed president Nicolas Maduro and the Twitter handle @madurosmustache. He supplied several links to back up his case. Could he be right?

Widely respected authorities have said that GM doesn't increase yields.

A 2013 peer-reviewed paper looked at crop production data from the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and found that for staple crops, Western Europe’s almost entirely non-GM agriculture outyielded North America’s GM agriculture, with less pesticide use.

In 2016 the journalist Danny Hakim updated the exercise for the New York Times, looking at more recent FAO data. He found that “genetic modification in the United States and Canada has not accelerated increases in crop yields or led to an overall reduction in the use of chemical pesticides”.

In the same year, the US National Academy of Sciences, an organisation that is broadly – some say excessively – supportive of GM crops, published a report stating that “there was little evidence” that the introduction of GM crops in the United States had led to yield gains beyond those seen in conventional crops. (Emphasis added)

Beyond this, of course, are the health concerns that have been raised with respect to GMOs, everything from unintended (or worse, perhaps intended) genetic effects on their animal and human consumers, to increased occurrences of animal and human cancers. And for me, the biggest issue was always that of the lack of any fully independent inter-generational environmental and health impact studies, an issue that was behind Russia's decision to prohibit GMO crops until such studies were done.

But everyone "followed the (corporate-sponsored) 'science,'" and here we are with rising costs and no significant increases of yields.

Yes... "follow the science." GMOs are safe! Face masks are not dangerous! They stop the cold viru...er... 'rona virus! Socially distance! Follow the arrows on the grocery store floors! You'll be safer! Glyphosate is good for you! The climate is getting warmer er colder er it's "changing", science tells us we'll have better agriculture in collective farms!  Saccharine causes cancer! Saccharine doesn't cause cancer! Don't eat apples with Alar! (Remember that one?)

And the sad thing is, real science suffers from all of this, because what we're really watching is a world-wide epidemic of a different sort, of too many people crying "wolf!" when there is no wolf, or rather, not being able to recognize a real wolf come to raid the flock, and ignoring the voices of real alarm when it happens.

The game will be up when people wake up and start asking the question, "whose science? And why follow it when over here there is a completely different scientific argument? And why is that completely different argument never crossing the lips of your network commentators?"

See you on the flip side...

33 thoughts on “AHHH “SCIENCE”! FOLLOW THE SCIENCE!”

  1. a consideration a la discussion via a vis mushrooms and trees and the underground network — It seems Mother Nature or the wisdom of Nature has seen that GMO crops are dying organisms and, as such, has withdrawn sustenance from them. A true “Underground” phenomenon.

  2. All academics are mesmerized, by their own terminology, and that creates an echo chamber, inside their heads.

    When venturing beyond language, to root source of ideas, the terminology collapses, causing epistemological crisis.

    Science is “witship”. German and Scandinavian tongues are all in accord. Therefore modern lingua franca must yield to reason.

    To sail a “witship”, one needs a sundial compass, that tells tides and directions:
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/1syd21ug48jtj6u/kylie-coin.png

    1. An excellent example of this Academia Echo Chamber is ROGER SPURR of Mudfossils Univ.!!! About 10 yrs ago this man started discovering amazing things about this planet we live on & to this day NOONE will listen to him or even examine the confirmed data he has. Real Science has to stay within the parameters of Established Science…..after all, one has to keep the pay check coming in!!! 😉 Even if you have “hard” evidence, it still has to be ignored so that we may continue with our Masked Minds!!

      The things he has discovered boggle the mind & remind us that we know nothing about what was going on on this planet, for who knows, how long?!!!

  3. “Follow the science”. You do hear that a lot. My answer is “Show me the predictions they’ve got correct”. That is the scientific method in a nutshell. Predictions, predictions and more predictions.

    One of the brilliant things about that approach is that you don’t need to know much to “follow the science”. Get predictions and copy, paste, save and check back later.

    How are the predictions of Fauci, Tam, Ferguson & other WHO flunkies doing? I’ll go with Wittkowski, Tegnell, Giesecke & Levitt.

    1. Good one. On target. Wasn’t it Ralph Nader who, decades ago, said there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between them (by design).

  4. As is the case concerning most everything in the realm of these globalist criminals, don’t follow “the science” instead follow “the money”.

  5. Thought for the day, if a bear in the woods eats a person who has had the RNA vaccine, does the bear change? How many people eaten does it take to change a bear?

  6. Soviet people in Russia said of the Americans “at least we know our government is lying to us”.
    Boys who cry wolfo(witz),
    Emperor with no clothes… surveys show that 120% of people agree that the Emperor’s clothes are the best (Biden gets 120% of the vote in some jurisdictions).
    Wizard of Oz, bells and whistles of the internet managed from centralised locations. The Little Guy Guilds used to keep the monkeys out of the scene.
    Witches Crystal ball, the internet.
    Bjernkes book on Einstein, who piked out on calls to come to the RatHaus (Town hall) to debate issues of plagiarism (Bjerknes is a Holohaux affirmationist)
    https://ww2truth.com/2019/04/14/christopher-jon-bejerknes-peddles-tired-old-jewish-lies-about-hitler-and-national-socialism/
    yes I know JPF no fan of the nazis, or E Michael Jones on racist identitarianism, “it’s a trap”… still.

  7. In addition to what Joseph mentioned, there is the additional damage to bee and butterfly/moth populations. I don’t know about others’ areas, but the quantities of these ‘wee beasties’ has dropped to near zero around here in the last twenty years. Whether it is direct toxicity in the GMO crops that kills them, or a general weakening so that mild diseases can now kill them off, the time-correlation of the GMO ‘surge’ and the population drop is pretty clear…

    1. I hear you on the decline of certain ‘wee beasties’. We live in a good location with a thriving wild honey bee population, and feed them during the fall and warmer winter days to ensure they stay healthy.

    2. Speaking/writing of population drop – human lifespan was losing years for 2 years in a row, I think it was 2017 and 2018. With this new covid plandemic, all counts are off for many years to come. Maybe it was beginning to look too obvious that lifespans were going the wrong direction.
      The high autism rate; 1 in 40 children now, is caused by vaccines or pesticides????

  8. Let’s see… GMO cotton causes debt slavery, monopoly control of an agricultural product, population reduction via suicide and illness, and clearing more people off rural land? Sounds like a resounding “success” to me, for the anti-human Mr. Globaloney.

  9. Think corporate level ‘bullying / wickedness / witchcraft’ …
    “When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.” Anthony Daniels, British prison doctor, psychiatrist & author.
    Magic, witchcraft, movies & mystery – Its like they only have one sociopathic playbook and every so often it just repeats again … Trading with the Enemy by Charles Higham, Lord of the Rings or the 2nd season of True Detective or the Dupont / Payseur story from 1800’s. Once all the easily stolen pickin’s are over then it starts to get serious for the minions …
    https://payseurs.com/

  10. Maybe the globalists have finally overstepped themselves with their blatantly obvious lies. Even with the crappy education, people aren’t that stupid.
    They can’t have global cooling, they can’t have global warming so they call it climate change. Well of course the climate changes.
    They were so outright bold that they were blatantly obvious with the fraud of the election.
    When more and more independent information outlets develop and the information system is decentralized, the media is even more toast.

    1. Yes. Ant when has there ever NOT been change, inasmuch as change is the only (now known) macro/micro constant?

      First they came for the language…

  11. Whoever controls the media, controls the society.
    Yet, there are two factions vying for control.
    The one controlling the media has used it to steal the election, make a common flu[in terms of death rates under 10,000] shut down the economies of the world[Sweden did well w/no shutdown].
    It is, as in the USSR, humorous. The people, as a whole, knew the score.
    Here[USSA]; not all are aware of the depth and outright murderous consequences of a captured media, especially one that uses science-fiction as religious gospel, whose talking head priests translate the complexities into self-destructive actions of a populace “they’ plan to enslave and/or kill.
    They’ve gotten away w/it because they not only control the press, academia, governments, banks, but the political/economic system at the deepest levels.
    Those that resist and tell the public the truth; are blackballed, or suicided.
    Now, “they” are divided between a one world Marxist totalitarian/technocratic government and an authoritarian technocratic nation state[s].
    When they aren’t developing interfaces to control us; they’re building intelligences to replace us[algorithms]
    As in the USSR the USSA fixes the statistics to justify their science fiction GMOs; or, whatever scam is in their interest[not the people. In fact, like GMOs, they’re a slow kill].
    To them we’re all just numbers of the quantified self. A self they ultimately want to technologically enslave to a hive mind[is the covid1984 vaccine a step in that direction?]
    “Their” science-fiction will become a deadly fact, if the people don’t wake up to the realities beyond their “smart” screens, and murderous technocratic media talking-heads.

    They’re not only liars[media],
    they’re killer of society’s very souls.

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