STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
Real Fake News: Science Used as Propaganda
By Joe Jarvis - July 17, 2017

Did you know that doctors and scientists can be corrupt or simply wrong?

People seem to give doctors and scientists the benefit of the doubt when it comes to their findings and opinions on things like global warming, genetically modified organisms, pesticides, chemicals, and how unhealthy certain foods and habits are.

But like any other humans, scientists and doctors are, well, human. They can be misguided, confused, corrupt, and stubbornly opinionated.

According to Natural News, as many as 20,000 doctors once recommended smoking cigarettes to aid digestion. In 1940’s Camel ran an ad campaign that claimed “More Doctors Smoke Camels.” They even handed out packs of Camels to doctors at a medical convention and then polled the doctors on their way out the door, asking what their favorite cigarette brand was, or what kind they had in their pocket at that moment.

Unfortunately, money has corrupted industries like big pharma who pay doctors and scientists to take a position and prescribe particular drugs and treatment. Many peer-reviewed studies have predetermined outcomes which basically find the facts to fit their narrative. It is more a marketing ploy to publish in scientific and medical journals than proof of the actual findings.

Sugar was long considered fine to dump down children’s throats because in the 1960’s a handful of scientists were paid off.

The documents show that a trade group called the Sugar Research Foundation, known today as the Sugar Association, paid three Harvard scientists the equivalent of about $50,000 in today’s dollars to publish a 1967 review of research on sugar, fat and heart disease. The studies used in the review were handpicked by the sugar group, and the article, which was published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, minimized the link between sugar and heart health and cast aspersions on the role of saturated fat.

But even absent actual corruption, basic mistakes are being made in scientific conclusions.

Correlation is not causation. This is a basic foundational tenet of science. Two things may be very strongly correlated, but that does not prove that one causes the other.

According to Reason Magazine:

When it comes to separating the wheat from the chaff of studies that are mediocre or just plain bad, Albert Einstein College of Medicine epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat is a national treasure. “Most research findings are false or exaggerated, and the more dramatic the result, the less likely it is to be true,” he declares in his excellent new book Getting Risk Right.

Kabat discusses how “the dose makes the poison,” in that saying something doubles your risk of a disease could actually be statistically irrelevant.

For example, you may have heard that eating bacon increases the risk of colorectal cancer. Technically, this is true. If you eat two slices of bacon every day of your life the risk of colorectal cancer increases from 5 to 6 percent. That is not exactly the same risk as smoking cigarettes, which increases the risk of lung cancer by 20 to 50 times over.

And then, of course, you must consider the editorial bias. You’re Risking Your Life Eating Bacon is more likely to get a click than Everyday Bacon Eating Increases Cancer Risk by 1%.

Kabat suggests that the precautionary principle–“better safe than sorry”–is largely an ideological ploy to alarm the public into supporting advocates’ policy preferences. He also decries “the simplistic notion that ‘consensus among scientists’ is always correct.” He notes that scientific consensus once held that ulcers were caused by spicy foods and stress instead of bacteria…


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Here’s the thing, I like to be healthy, and I personally often follow the better safe than sorry principle. But it is a huge miscarriage of authority to push this view on others through fear. It is the idea of I know better than these silly peasants that unfortunately seems to permeate the scientific and medical communities.

Are GMOs, pesticides, and chemicals like BPA really as bad as they say? I personally avoid them, but I honestly haven’t done enough of my own research to know for sure.Salt and fat have gone back and forth as being considered healthy

Salt and fat have gone back and forth as being considered healthy then unhealthy, then healthy again by experts.

People look to doctors and scientists for guidance and too often are brainwashed with those individuals’ own biases and unsubstantiated opinions.

If an expert cannot or will not answer questions about their work, that is a red flag. When people talk about consensus among experts instead of the actual facts, that is another red flag.

There have been too many times in recent history when the experts, the scientists, and the doctors were willfully or mistakenly wrong.

Sometimes, yes, we must defer to experts, since it is simply impossible to research it all on your own. But that doesn’t mean we should forgo the due diligence in critical thinking that goes along with it.

Fear sells. We are used to it in the media but don’t usually expect it from doctors and scientists. But they are humans too, and just as likely to push their agenda instead of the truth.

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  • john cummins

    During the time that East Anglia, the IPCC, and Michael Mann were discovered to be totally Fraudulent and purveyors of FakeScience, I tried to get a database from a scientist that had worked with FakeMann. He refused to let me see his “climate” data. I thought those databases were to be publicly available, am I wrong? IF these “scientists” have such a consensus, what are they scared of the unwashed public for?

    • Whyfor

      In a Canadian court case, Dr. Tim Ball asked Michael Mann for his data. Mann refused it and as a result, Dr. Ball won and won a large financial settlement too. A major result of the case is that, because so many ‘scientists’ based their studies on the undisclosed data, they have to go back to square one and many, many global warming reports are now more than ever obviously garbage. That won’t stop the political scientists from repeating their stories nor the gullible from believing them.

    • Right, science should be extremely open with the methods and data.

      • Some science forums have factions arguing that those who submit research for publication should publish the software CODE they use. I agree with that. I hate copyright laws. So vague and such a litigious waste. It’s a crime how much of resources is poured down this bottomless pit. Glad you asked! 🙂

  • dsaulw

    “Kabat suggests that the precautionary principle–“better safe than sorry”–is largely an ideological ploy to alarm the public into supporting advocates’ policy preferences”
    There is some of that, to be sure, but this principle tends to be used in a very selective manner. For example, there is good reason to take such a position with respect to GMO foods and utilizing many of the vaccines in the schedule, yet government and industry obviously refuse to look at the issues this way.

    • Yes, it is with a broad brush and heavy hand that they tell us to believe their science, surely some of it is true, but how can you trust them with all the lies? Thanks for the input!

  • autonomous

    Science, like politics, religion and education, is more about chasing money than about chasing knowledge: how deeply can one reach into the public purse.

    • With a government the size of the American government, they infect all areas for that same purpose! So true.

  • Alan777

    You’re so right Joe. That’s why when commenting about a so-called global warming consensus, I like to use the phrase “political scientists agree that”. The true scientific method strives towards finding the truth based on evidence and scientific theories need to have reproducible results in order to be given any serious consideration.

    • Thank you Alan! Yes, quite the quack science in many areas.

  • georgesilver

    OK. Health is a serious subject. You are responsible for your health NOT others.
    I’m 75 and have been following the ‘alternative’ health path for years. I have no medical problems whatsoever.
    Quick bullet points.
    1. Only drink distilled water (I’ve gone through all of the arguments)
    2. Avoid vaccines. (bypassing your body’s defences is bad)
    3. Study German New Medicine.
    4. Stay away from doctors and hospital (unless you are in accident)
    5. Avoid antibiotics.
    6. Avoid prescription drugs (synthetic chemical based)
    7. Avoid processed food (only eat the real thing)
    8. Never go down the chemo-radiation path.
    9. Eat plenty of natural salt (low salt diet is a killer)
    Things that will benefit you. MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane). DMSO (Dimethyl sulfoxide) both are organic. Sodium Ascorbate. Turmeric and black pepper. Many other natural helpers but too many to list.
    Teach yourself about micro electric frequencies and healing light frequencies.
    Above all enjoy yourself. Drink wine.
    Just one more fact you will not believe is that there is no such thing as a virus. It has been proven in a German law court.
    That’s enough for now.

    • Great bullet points. We are interested to hear more about the virus thing?

      • georgesilver

        http://learninggnm.com/SBS/documents/Lanka_Bardens_Trial_E.pdf
        http://neue-medizin.com/lanka2.htm
        Pasteur was a plagiarist and admitted he was wrong. Bechamp was correct.

        • Barzini

          It’s quite common for someone to get flu and then spread it in an office

          How does this tie in with the anti-germ view?

      • Pasteur disproved spontaneous generation of life.
        That much is real.

        Bacteria is real. Viruses fake? I dunno ’bout that. I do know there is always lots of the bad germs always present, and that transmission of communicable diseases require more than just a few germs to spread the malady. This from an Old Omni magazine article on the subject.

        I do think viruses are real. They infuse new genetic material into the body sometimes. But there’s still a LOT people don’t know about disease and healing.

    • Skip Robinson

      Excellent comment. I follow a very similar course of action except probably because we make our own wine, we drink too much. It only cost us about $1.43 a bottle. I’m 65 and take no drugs and am in very good health. Additionally we eat and drink aloe, we make our own wheatgrass and juice it, grow our own basil for pestos, grow herbs like arugula, cilantro, parsley, oregano, tumeric, we make our own crackers out of flax seed, we make our own kombucha from organic green tea. Grow our own bananas and avocados which are really healthy especially the seeds, two types of cherries and even wide mexican yams which are used for DHEA, We use an electromagnetic pulse frequency generator as you note above and buy as much organic food as affordable. Chlorophile is a great cleanser and why juicing things like spinach, kale, arugula and other green vegetables is so healthy for you. For those that are unhealthy read the book the Ph Miracle. A raw food diet similar to that used by the Hippocrates Institute here in West Palm Beach, FL. A friend with Leukemia is doing very well now for a couple of years. Chemo and radiation failed and they wanted to then do a bone marrow transplant. He refused and was lucky to have met someone who had gone to the Hippocrates Institution for testicular cancer and was able to get all his materials because it is quite expensive and there are a lot of snake oil salespeople out there as well. It’s all about chemistry, biology and physics to some degree. Don’t get me wrong, you have to really want to live and be willing to make the necessary changes so the mental and emotional aspects do play a part. Additionally things like chiropractics, acupuncture and reflexology are useful treatments for certain things like pain but they will not cure cancer unless you do the other necessary things as well. We are a huge array of electrical circuits that are affected by many things like exercise, a critically important part of health and the amount of fresh live foods you eat. Yes we have electrical currents running through us and thus we must keep a certain level of electromagnetic energy in us by eating raw uncooked foods that have not been heated up pass 115 or so degrees. A book called The Coenzyme Factor by a MD has the details on this. I write this only to give those with serious health problems hope that there are ways to cure many things our current medical system deems incurable. Another good resource is the Life Extension Foundation who Susanne Summers and others indorse. Get healthy, stay healthy and never take death and illness as a forgone conclusion my friends. Ill health is not a necessary part of aging. Our medical establishment is full of greedy snake oil salespersons as well like the Doctors from the Sugar study noted in this article. Chemo and Radiation only have less than a 3% chance of keeping you alive and only for 5 years, with some cancers is don’t work at all, yet that is the treatment prescribed by our medical establishment. Perhaps they have been convinced that the world is overpopulated so why not take the high profits from the chemo and radiation treatments as well. I don’t know but it is a sad state of affairs when I see so many being taken down this path with death so early in their lives and the AMA, the Government and Hospitals are a large part of the problem.

    • dauden

      These, plus a whole lot more are promoted with their proven studies at the westonapricefoundation.com. Dr. Price was a dentist who traveled the world looking at the relationship between diet and teeth. Membership for the quarterly journals alone is worth it. And don’t forget homemade beef broth, sourdough whole milled bread (a superfood when using heritage wheat), fermented cod liver oil, animal meats and organs of animals roaming free…….

    • JohnnyZ

      I believe that the scientific establishment is a fraud. That AIDs is a hoax. That cancer can be treated with soda bicarbonate. Etc. But this German New Medicine is a bit dubious and quite blackwashed in Wikipedia with e.g. 80 claimed deaths over Europe (not that I am surprised as it goes against the establishment). Do you have a good reference source for GNM?

  • Spanky Lee

    I know a thing or two about doctors. The most important criterion by which clinicians are judged and ranked by their employers and their professional licensing boards is COMPLIANCE. How well they take orders. That’s it.

    Who makes the orders? The way it is supposed to work, good medical science (evidence) informs policy which is set by committees of ‘experts’. These committees then work with industry, government and professional societies to set the ‘standard of care’. Problem is, the whole thing is corrupt and huge (really HUGE) sums of money ruin everything. Add to that a whole lot of stupidity passing for ‘caution’ and you have a mess.

    Experts on science believe as many as 2/3s of scientific studies are false and reach the wrong conclusions WHEN THEY ARE NOT CORRUPTED. It’s a total mess.

    Science is still the best way to improve the human condition but medicine is a long way off from science.

    • It is unfortunate that compliance is so cherished in the medical field, especially when open-mindedness could heal so many more.

      • Spanky Lee

        It is tragic. It is why people are turning away from doctors and moving towards ‘alternative medicine’. Alternative medicine is great when it has a rational basis backed up by good evidence. The difference is that with ‘alternative’ modalities, it is the consumer (not a federal agency or a committee) who must evaluate the evidence and decide whether a supplement or any other intervention is beneficial and safe. That’s a tall order but it seems to work reasonably well in the US and elsewhere—at least it does until the Feds move in to ban it (Kratom being the latest example).
        Modern American medicine is a huge act of collusion between the government and industry and at the highest levels there is a revolving door that shuffles key people back and forth from industry into regulatory agencies and back again. It is also unsustainably expensive and, as recent events concerning Obamacare demonstrate, the end is drawing near. The ‘irresistible’ force of greed is running up against the ‘immovable object’ of limited and finite amounts of money and a crisis looms. However the mess ‘resolves’, it will be ordinary Americans that get hurt.

  • J

    The atmosphere is 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen which makes 99% of the atmosphere. Argon makes about 1% of the atmosphere and carbon dioxide 0.04% of the atmosphere. So how does 0.04 % affect the heat of 99.96% of the atmosphere? Obviously almost 0 can have little effect on 99.96%. The carbon dioxide global warming is a lie. We all know that glaciers and ice covered a lot of the Earth over 10,000 years ago and that the woolly mammoth was abundant. Obviously something caused the ice to melt or else the ice and abundant glaciers would be here today. Global warming is a long term cycle that has happened naturally without human interference and this global warming is still in effect today. After many centuries the Earth will go into a global cooling period and the glaciers will return no matter what humans do. This long term global warming and cooling is a natural 40,000 year cycle to 100,000 year cycle. Of course we have our yearly global warming and cooling cycles called summer and winter as well which occur on its own without the help of humans. Governments like to steal money by tax so this global warming by carbon dioxide is a way to tax the stupid citizens (us). We need to learn what is the truth (from sites such as this) to keep from being deceived and manipulated.

    • Yes a lot of fear hype to control us. Thanks for the input!

  • Praetor

    Never have had a doctor. Only been to a doctor for stitches, 3 times. Once for a bad ankle sprang. Eye Doctor every five years or so. Dentist every 2 years. A lot of what people talk about are their pains and ailments and sounds a lot like a TV commercial. The reason for Opioid addiction. Not to say there are not real health problems.

    People have a problem with pain and it’s more to do with inactivity. And then are those that have to much activity, strain a muscle tendon ligament so on. People go to the doctor and end up with a prescription for Opioids, pain killer.!!!

    • Exactly, avoid the drugs, and using herbs is the way to go.

  • mary

    The dictum correlation is not causation is not only ignored by scientists in many studies, it’s also used to denigrate obvious causation such as with vaccines. They get us coming and going, sadly.

    Good editorial, btw. But I would think so. I’ve been saying essentially the same thing for 30+ years. 😉

  • The cancer slash/burn/radiate treatments are a 1926 Lake Mohonk, New York, medical consensus. The approach has NOTHING whatsoever to do with healing.

    The vaccination religion is based on the scientific fraud of Edward Jenner and Louis Pasteur. As a matter of course vaccines poison the human body with many toxic metal compounds and chemical substances, and contaminate he human genome with DNA and RNA of other species (cows, chickens, monkeys, pigs, dogs…). https://www.dropbox.com/s/x3h3uvpm6ozw04p/VACCINE%20TABLES%20DLR.pdf?dl=0

    Everything that since 1910 is being taught in medical schools is dictated by the Flexner Report, meaning that all is exclusively pharmaceutically based, elitist, technical and designed to keep doctors in line.

    Western patent medicine is a perpetuum mobile, it is a slow kill business model needing many patients and many illnesses, therefore operating on the key word “treatment”, and never meant to heal or cure anything! These last two words actually are forbidden!

    • thefinancedude

      thank you for the two links in particular – very eye opening!!!!!

    • Thank you for sharing! Important that people understand the flip side of conventional medicine.

    • dauden

      Excellent points!!!

  • Heywood Jablome

    The legalization of sweeteners after they were banned initially in 1975, developed primarily by G. D. Searle, and then the lobbyists stepped in and convinced everyone including the FDA that there was nothing wrong with them. The head of Searle back then, none other than the war criminal, liar and all round nincompoop, Donald Rumsfeld. The other one that comes to mind is the mythical health benefits of drinking skim milk, which was basically a dairy industry throwaway, which was marketed for money not health, and the encompassing promotions and homilies from the dairy industries lauding its benefits to human health, as opposed to raw whole milk, yeah I would say the general public has been led astray for decades by the corporations and their cheerleaders….

  • Heywood Jablome

    This just in

    http://principia-scientific.org/breaking-fatal-courtroom-act-ruins-michael-hockey-stick-mann/

    This is very interesting if you follow Dr. Tim Ball.

  • Bill Ross

    Executive summary:

    What is alleged (and forcefully imposed) to be “scientific fact” in most areas dealing with life, mankind and social, / economic organization is, in actual fact, falsely imposed perspectives, subverted interpretations with the consequence that most blindly react to events with the WRONG (supporting goals of manipulators) response:

    http://www.nazisociopaths.org/modules/article/view.article.php/36

    THINK about it:

    http://www.nazisociopaths.org/modules/article/view.article.php/c1/33

  • Barzini

    With media and propaganda support the public can be made to believe black is white and white is black and that 2+2 = 5

    A free media would destroy these lies, but that won;t be allowed to happen

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