How You Can Help To Solve the World Crisis

Our world is in turmoil.

Most of our major systems are in serious trouble; especially finance, politics, health, education and the media.

Fortunately, there are solutions to all the problems that we are facing.

However, only by knowing the true history of the problems are we able to avoid repeating it. An appropriate quote usually attributed to Einstein is that “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Therefore we need to find a different way to solve these problems, which means that we must take responsibility and take action. We must stop relying on those in the positions of power to find the solutions for us; for they are the cause of the problems we are experiencing.

In order to take action, you need to be informed.

Unfortunately, because the corporate-controlled mainstream media is part of the problem, you are not being properly served by them and therefore it is unwise to rely on them as your sole source of news and information.

We at NoR can assist you in your quest for knowledge. We are an independent organisation with the aim of providing you with access to the information you require so that you can make informed decisions.

We produce websites with material in a variety of media on a number of extremely important topics, including books and blog entries we have written and videos produced by other filmmakers to which we provide links.

We plan to keep researching and writing, both blogs and books, and to continue expanding our areas of research, including sourcing and collating material so that you can find it all in one place, on our websites.

But in order to do this, we need your help.

However we are not asking you for donations.

We are asking you to buy our books, currently available as paperbacks or Kindle downloads. Or if you have already purchased them, we thank you and ask you to encourage others to buy them.

By purchasing our books you will not only support the continuation of our work but you will be buying invaluable material that will benefit you in all aspects of your life, throughout your life.

You can find more information about our books on our two main websites.

The main NoR website presents our book ‘The Nature of Reality: Exploding the Mind, Body, Spirit Myth’, including a summary of each of the 9 modules contained in the book.

This book explains our statement that ‘reality is far stranger than you can imagine’.

The greatest and most profound mystery that you could ever wish to contemplate is the nature of reality.

In order to make sense of your experiences, both personally and those of the world you live in, you need to know about the true nature of reality. Compelling as the ‘materialist’ view of reality may seem, it simply is not supported by true scientific evidence.

Our book will completely change your view of who you think you are, what life really is and what you can do to change your experiences.

NoR’s companion website, ‘How To Be Naturally Healthy’, presents our book, ‘Why Germs Don’t Make You Ill and Drugs Can’t Cure You’.

In this book you will discover that, contrary to the messages that are issued from the mainstream medical establishment through the corporate-controlled mainstream media, illness is not an inevitable consequence of life and true health is not brought about through the use of pharmaceutical products.

The statement that ‘this book can save your life’ is no idle claim about ‘Why Germs Don’t Make You Ill and Drugs Can’t Cure You’.

It is a book that will provide you with essential information about how to gain real health for you and your family. True health-care for all cannot be attained under the current mainstream medical paradigm as it is based on a faulty concept of ‘health’ and controlled by the profit-oriented pharmaceutical industry.

Our website also contains links to some very interesting free videos as well as our blog, which covers a variety of topics with a special emphasis on health.

We are sure that both our books will help you understand how to gain independence and autonomy over all aspects of your life.

This is why we are asking you to please help us promote our work, which you can do using any or all of the following methods:

a) Send emails with a link to our websites to anyone and everyone you know, family, friends and colleagues.

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d) Share links to the videos with friends, family and colleagues.

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f) Buy our books and recommend them to everyone you know.

We are living in a time of great upheaval, where control over your life is being taken away from you, so it is vitally important that we all work together to take back the control and to bring about the changes that are needed to make our world a better place for us all.

Please do not think that you are unable to do very much and therefore you do not need to do anything; every action, however small, has its effect.

Now is not the time for inertia, now is the time for action!

As Thomas Paine said:
“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value.”

We thank you.

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More Media Lies About HIV

The BBC have done it again! They are disseminating propaganda as if it were news and unfortunately it is the lack of ‘science’ behind their ‘news’ that is causing real harm.

To explain, a story has recently emerged about 3 women who have died, supposedly as a result of stopping their HIV medication in order to let God heal them.

The first paragraph of this story reads, “At least three people in London with HIV have died after they stopped taking life saving drugs on the advice of their Evangelical Christian pastors.”

This is wrong on a number of levels, but in this blog I shall only deal with 2 of them, the ‘placebo effect’ and ‘HIV infection’.

Firstly, the placebo effect is widely known throughout the medical establishment as it is part of their ‘control’ mechanism for testing the efficacy of new treatments; in fact the double-blind, placebo-controlled study is regarded as their ‘gold standard’.

It is also well-known that during a double-blind, placebo-controlled study many participants in the placebo group will experience some improvement in their symptoms, which is interesting considering that they have only been taking a sugar pill.

Furthermore, and less widely known, there is the phenomenon of ‘spontaneous remission’, which refers to the complete disappearance of a ‘disease’ without any treatment at all.

It is clear that there is a proportion of the population who are able to improve their condition without the use of pharmaceutical products.

These results from the placebo effect and spontaneous remission prove the well-known phenomenon of the power of your mind, or the power of your beliefs.

There is a great deal of scientific evidence to support this phenomenon, which is ignored by the medical establishment for obvious reasons as it questions the need for the pharmaceutical industry.

The reason that everyone does not have the same response to placebos is quite simply that people have different belief systems. This may provide an explanation to the question of why some of the people mentioned in the BBC story were ‘cured’ and others were not.

The power of beliefs is explained more fully in our work on The Nature Of Reality, which you can access by clicking HERE

The other element of the story is the problem with ‘HIV infection’ and the concept of the ‘life saving drugs’.

Quite simply, truly unbiased, scientific evidence proves that HIV is not a pathogen, therefore it cannot ‘infect’ anyone, and more to the point it cannot kill anyone.

You may find that this statement challenges everything you have heard about HIV and AIDS, but that does not make it false.

It is an example of another piece of scientific evidence that is suppressed because it is not in the best interests of the pharmaceutical industry and is therefore kept from the general public by a largely compliant and uncritical mainstream media.

Most drugs should only be stopped under professional supervision and with a regimen of reduced dosages that taper off over time, because people can suffer from powerful ‘withdrawal effects’ from drugs, which can be dramatic and even fatal, something that is not mentioned in the BBC article.

It is quite possible that the 3 people who died fall into this category. But whether this is what happened in this case is not explained in the article and, without further investigation, is only speculation, however it is a point worth making. It is also worth noting that these points are not mentioned in the BBC article, which a really ‘balanced’ report would have mentioned; another example of the very biased reporting by the mainstream media.

What are more likely causes for these deaths are the toxic drugs that were prescribed for them in combination with other toxins that had accumulated in their bodies from food, water and the environment.

The BBC article ends with the following:
‘The recent House of Lords committee report into HIV awareness said faith groups’ approaches to supporting people with HIV had improved but more needed to be done.
“It is essential that faith leaders engage with HIV as an issue and provide effective and truthful support and communication around the subject,” it said.’

This would be laughable if only it were not so desperately tragic.

It is the mainstream medical industry and the mainstream media that do not provide ‘truthful support and communication’ about HIV. It is time that THEY were truthful about the issue so that people stop dying as a result of their lies.

It is definitely time to ‘provide effective and truthful support and communication around the subject’ of HIV once and for all. It is time that they took note of the real scientific evidence instead of the demands of the pharmaceutical industry.

If you would like more in depth information on the real story concerning the virus known as HIV, I heartily recommend Dr Peter Duesberg’s book, ‘Inventing the AIDS Virus’; the title says it all. This book should be an essential part of the reading list of every medical student, except it won’t be whilst the pharmaceutical industry is in charge of medical training.

If you would like to know more about the problem with the ‘germ theory’ and why germs do not make you ill, please read our book, which you can access from the link HERE

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How Mainstream Media Lies Control Your Perception of Reality

It is likely that most of you receive your news from what is generally called the ‘mainstream media’.

It is also likely that you are under the impression that journalists thoroughly investigate the material for their stories and then write their articles or present their news programmes truthfully telling us what is happening around the world in a clear and unbiased manner.

Sadly, nothing could be further from the truth.

Most of the mainstream media most of the time produce what can only be described as propaganda.

This is no exaggeration, we are being fed ‘news’ items that are selected for publication rather than being truly informed about a wide range of events.

More frequently the ‘news’ seems to include many reports of a nature that ought to be categorised as ‘entertainment’ rather than news and presented by ‘personalities’ rather than journalists.

The reason for this appalling situation is that the mainstream media is currently run by just a few very large corporations; the media has indeed become ‘big business’.

The result of this corporate ownership of the media is that the information we receive as ‘news’ is very much dependent upon the agendas of these corporations and will inevitably be heavily biased in favour of their specific vested interests, their business profits, political connections and any other issues that are of benefit to them.

The corporations decide what information is published and what information is suppressed and sadly informing the public of the truth does not seem to feature highly on their agendas, if at all.

Writing in his book, The New Media Monopoly, about the five corporations that own most of the media outlets in America, the award-winning American author, journalist and media critic, Ben Bagdikian said,
“The Five have become major players in altering the politics of the country. They have been able to promote new laws that increase their corporate domination and that permit them to abolish regulations that inhibit their control. Their major accomplishment is the 1996 Telecommunications Act. In the process, power of media firms, along with all corporate power in general, has diminished the place of individual citizens.”

Under this corporate-dominated regime, compliant journalists are told what to report and of course what not to report.

In England for example, it was discovered by journalist and author Nick Davies in a research study he commissioned for his book, Flat Earth News, that many stories are just copied from News Agencies or from Press Releases without any corroboration of the material before being published.

But that is not the correct role of a journalist. Journalists should not be subjected to an authoritarian agenda, they should be independently gathering information about events and reporting to the public through newspapers and magazines or via television and radio programmes.

Although far too many journalists currently tow the corporate line, there are still some journalists who remain true to the purpose of their profession, to investigate and report real stories.

One of the most outspoken of these real investigative journalists is the very highly respected John Pilger.

This is what he has to say about the current state of the profession of journalism,
“In one sense, the Wikileaks revelations shame the dominant section of journalism devoted merely to taking down what cynical and malign power tells it. This is state stenography, not journalism.”

As a journalist whose books, articles and documentaries are usually about events within fields of conflict, John Pilger’s reference to Wikileaks is pertinent because most of the recent Wikileaks revelations have been about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Wikileaks has made this important information available directly to the public, unlike the controlled mainstream media outlets. And, unlike the mainstream media again, Wikileaks acts responsibly by verifying the authenticity of any information received before it is published.

John Pilger has recently made another revealing yet disturbing film called The War You Don’t See that includes an interview with Julian Assange, the editor in chief of Wikileaks. They discuss, amongst other matters relating to war, how Wikileaks collects information and how it safeguards the identity of whistleblowers. They also talk about the leaked video of the Apache helicopter attack on civilians that included the deaths of two Reuters employees, which is the video referred to as ‘Collateral Murder’.

You can watch a clip of the film, The War You Don’t See, and read an article by John Pilger about it from the link HERE

An extended version of the interview with Julian Assange, which is compelling viewing, can be watched from the link HERE

If you are not familiar with Wikileaks or you have only read about the website and Julian Assange in the mainstream media, please watch this video.

If you have any doubts about the importance of the work of good, independent, investigative journalists and the very real threats to their existence from corporations and government agencies, please watch the following video clips of John Pilger’s presentation at the Sydney Peace Foundation award ceremony in March 2011.
Part 1 HERE
Part 2 HERE

There is also a full version of this presentation at the Foundation ceremony at which they awarded their “gold medal for peace with justice” to Julian Assange HERE

Although in his presentation John Pilger is referring specifically to Australia, his words apply to all of us everywhere.

If you value your freedom to information and the freedom of the media to report the truth, please watch and read everything available from the links in this blog.

It is only through gaining knowledge about the true nature of reality that we can free ourselves from the attempts by the corporate-controlled media to disseminate propaganda to control our perception of reality.

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What is the BBC Playing At? Part 5

This blog continues discussing the issues from the BBC Horizon programme presented by Sir Paul Nurse, called Science Under Attack.

It covered many topics in such a biased and ‘unscientific’ manner that I am dealing with the issues separately in a small series of blog entries.

You can watch the Horizon programme HERE

This final blog of the series deals with the topic of the biased view of the state of ‘science’.

Sir Paul commented on the public needing to trust the scientists by saying “We have to earn their trust if science really is going to benefit society.”

Benefiting society is not the purpose of science. Science is an ever-developing knowledge and understanding of how the world works.

As an aside, I would like to ask how Sir Paul would explain to the people of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, for example, that the purpose of science is to benefit society.

According to the Oxford Dictionary, the definition of science is, ‘the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment’.

It appears that ‘science’ has lost its direction from this definition to being an exclusive enterprise for an elite section of the populace who can only call themselves ‘scientists’ if they have succeeded by giving the ‘right’ answer to their examination questions.

The ability to ‘think outside of the box’, as brilliantly displayed by Albert Einstein in his work, seems to be no longer tolerated, which was clearly demonstrated in the programme by Sir Paul promoting the ‘consensual’ view as being the only one permissable.

History can show that the likes of Sir Paul and his consenual science have always impeded the progress of true scientific pioneers.

It seems appropriate to refer, at this juncture, to Arthur Scopenhauer’s famous quote, “All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted as being self-evident.” It would seem that nowadays stages one and two are frequently joined to make a much stronger opposition to new ideas when they challenge the ‘consensus’.

We, the public, are being unjustly judged as being incapable of thinking for ourselves by being told that we have to blindly ‘trust’ the scientists without question; this is not a position we should accept, no matter who says it, as they do not have the monopoly on the ability to study and observe the world.

The crux of the problem with mainstream science is based on money, power and control by certain vested interests who have not the slightest interest in benefitting society. It may all sound like ‘Big Brother’ but, as the saying goes, truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.

Obviously money, power and control are not bad per se, they can indeed be used for ‘good’, but nevertheless they can also have a dark side, depending on the intent of those who wield them.

The dark side of money, power and control can be demonstrated by the example of the pharmaceutical industry, an industry that is supposed to benefit society in terms of our health, using their science of chemistry to make the medicines that doctors prescribe when we are ill.

Doctors are taught in their pharmacology course in medical school that “all medications are toxic to varying degrees.”

The word pharmacology has its root, like a vast number of medical expressions, in Greek. The ancient Greek meaning is ‘poison’.

To emphasise the point I made previously about qualifications being gained by giving the ‘right answers’, Dr Richard Moore MD PhD has said, “The drug companies are subtly manipulating the medical schools so that most future doctors are indoctrinated with the idea that synthetic chemicals, prescription drugs, are the treatment of first choice for almost every ailment that afflicts humankind.”

It is now an unfortunate fact that the vast majority of drug research and testing is either carried out by the pharmaceutical companies themselves or outsourced to other parties, such as university laboratories, but still funded by the pharmaceutical companies.

This system is hardly likely to produce unbiased results, particularly when huge sums of money are involved both in research grants and the prospective drug sales income, which is measured in billions of dollars.

The words of Dr Marcia Angell MD, former editor in chief of The New England Journal of Medicine, reveal the true motives of the pharmaceutical companies, “The pharmaceutical industry is now primarily a marketing machine to sell drugs of dubious benefit, this industry uses its wealth and power to co-opt every institution that might stand in its way, including the U.S. Congress, the Food and Drug Administration, academic medical centres and the medical profession itself. (Most of its marketing efforts are focused on influencing doctors, since they must write the prescriptions.)”.

Sir Paul also commented on the importance of the peer-review process, but that too has been severely corrupted as demonstrated by the following extract from a news story in February 2010 about Dr Scott Reuben, who was found guilty of faking dozens of research studies that were published in ‘peer-reviewed’ journals for more than 13 years. “Drug companies bribe researchers and doctors as a routine matter. Medical journals routinely publish false, fraudulent studies. FDA panel members regularly rely on falsified research in making their drug approval decisions, and the mainstream media regularly quotes falsified research in reporting the news. Fraudulent research, in other words, is widespread in modern medicine. The pharmaceutical industry couldn’t operate without it, actually. It is falsified research that gives the industry its best marketing claims and strongest FDA approvals.”

The problem with ‘science’ is sadly not limited to the medical industry.

It has to be emphasised that problems do not occur in all scientific endeavours, but it does occur in far too many to be able to blindly trust scientific pronouncements at face value.

So my comment to Sir Paul Nurse would be that his idea of ‘science’ needs to undertake a complete overhaul to remove the corruption of true science; corruption caused by certain vested interest groups that currently drive too many areas of scientific investigation.
  
Only by becoming completely unbiased and free from vested interests can the mainstream scientific community possibly hope to earn and then regain our trust.

Some of the preceding paragraphs have been extracted from our book, Why Germs Don’t Make You Ill and Drugs Can’t Cure You, which is the result of our research into what really makes us ill and what we can do to become and remain healthy.

Our research made the staggering discovery that the failure of modern medicine is a consequence of its practices being based more on blind faith and dogma than on true scientific investigation; the horrifying consequences of this are plain to see in the hundreds of thousands of casualties every year caused by the medical establishment.

If this series of blogs on the biased and unscientific nature of the Horizon programme has intrigued you and you want to know more, please read our book, Why Germs Don’t Make You Ill and Drugs Can’t Cure You, which is available from Amazon HERE

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What is the BBC Playing At? Part 4

This blog continues discussing the issues from the BBC Horizon programme presented by Sir Paul Nurse, called Science Under Attack.

It covered many topics in such a biased and ‘unscientific’ manner that I am dealing with the issues separately in a small series of blog entries.

You can watch the Horizon programme HERE

This blog deals with some issues raised in the programme with particular reference to vaccines.

On the subject of vaccines Sir Paul Nurse had this to say:
“Trust in other scientific theories has also been eroded, such as the safety of vaccines.”

The fact is that there are many doctors, scientists and researchers who say that vaccines have never been proven to be either safe or effective.

If this statement is new to you please download a report HERE

The whole subject of vaccines is far too vast to cover in a single book let alone a single blog entry, so this blog will just address Sir Paul’s point about vaccine safety and concentrate on the recent debate over the MMR vaccine and autism because it will show why trust in the safety of vaccines has been eroded.

If you have only read the mainstream media coverage of the MMR and autism debate, you may think that the person at the centre of this story, Dr Andrew Wakefield, and his work have been thoroughly discredited. You may also be under the impression that his work was unscientific and has been proved to be fraudulent, which is why he was struck off from the British medical register.

This is a brief overview of how it is being portrayed in the mainstream media, but nothing could be further from the truth.

You may also think, from the mainstream media coverage, that his original research paper set out to prove that the MMR vaccine caused autism.

Again, nothing could be further from the truth.

His original paper was a case series about 12 children who had severe gastrointestinal problems, which was Dr Wakefield’s area of expertise.

His case is dreadfully unfair and a shocking example of what can only be described as a witch hunt, the reasons for which are money, power and control by certain vested interests. Make no mistake, this issue is not about the health of the children, as will be apparent when you study the links provided in this blog.

If you have only read the mainstream media coverage of this story and want to know more about the true facts, instead of the biased media treatment, and if you care about your children’s health, I urge you to watch two video interviews that you can access from the following links.

Interview with Dr Andrew Wakefield on January 18th 2011 HERE

Interview with Dr Andrew Wakefield on January 30th 2011 HERE

You can also access the website that is mentioned in the interviews about the true story and the book HERE

One of the points highlighted by these interviews is that the BMJ, the supposedly prestigious journal of the British medical establishment, ignored the evidence.

It was so important for them to avoid the situation of having to publicly admit that a vaccine had caused harm that they were prepared to take the word of the journalist Brian Deer over that of a conscientious and highly qualified doctor.

What you may not be aware of is that the US National Vaccine Compensation Program has already paid settlements in excess of $2 billion in compensation for vaccine injury claims since 1989.

You can download the information from their website HERE or download this information as a PDF HERE

Please access all the information available from this blog and please especially watch the interviews, then you will understand why trust in the safety of vaccines has been eroded.

The damage they cause is real, whilst the benefits are, at the very least, highly questionable. In fact the overwhelming scientific evidence points to their being neither safe nor effective.

Which only begs the question, why was Sir Paul Nurse promoting such a biased and unscientific view in the BBC Horizon programme?

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What is the BBC Playing At? Part 3

This blog continues discussing the issues from the BBC Horizon programme presented by Sir Paul Nurse, called Science Under Attack.

It covered many topics in such a biased and ‘unscientific’ manner that I am dealing with the issues separately in a small series of blog entries.

You can watch the Horizon programme from this link HERE

This blog discusses the highly contentious topic of genetic engineering.

Admittedly the GM section of the Horizon programme was very short, but that didn’t stop Sir Paul from making some very generalised sweeping statements.

For example, Sir Paul Nurse made the following comments:

“The GM debate once again raises the issue of public trust in science. There’s a gap between the fears of some sections of the public and the opinion of scientists that what they are doing is both useful and safe.”

“There have been angry protests against the use of genetically modified foods.”

“Part of the problem may be due to past controversies where mainstream science has failed to win over the public.”

The implication is that the scientists have produced something that is both safe and good for us and that we, the public, are just too stubborn, or possibly just too stupid, to understand about genetic engineering and that we have just let our feelings overtake our reason.

This attitude is insulting.

The programme shows ‘activist’ protestors, who angrily claim “we don’t want their new technology” and are seen destroying crops that presumably are part of GM trials.

However, only showing these activist protestors is a gross misrepresentation of the type of people who strongly protest against genetic engineering, because many people object to GM from a scientific perspective based on strong scientific evidence of the dangers of GM products.

The objections to this part of the programme have been clearly laid out in an open letter to Sir Paul Nurse, written by Dr Brian John, that you can read HERE

I strongly recommend that you read this letter as it details the problems with the whole GM industry, none of which Sir Paul refers to in the programme, clearly displaying his bias on the topic.

Dr Brian John’s letter contains the following extracts, which counter Sir Paul’s comments listed at the beginning of this blog:

“I am intrigued by your apparent belief that scientists are always truthful and honest, and that they are all signed up to an unbreakable code of ethics. If only that were true…………..The conspiracy of connivance and silence that we have uncovered is truly appalling – and something of which the scientific community should be truly ashamed.”
“You will be aware that there has never been a single piece of epidemiological research to back up the claims that GM foods are entirely safe to eat.”

Is Sir Paul Nurse so naive? Did he really not do his homework properly on these subjects before presenting the Horizon programme? Or was he just selective about what he chose to present?

His attitude to this topic displays his hypocrisy, because being biased in one’s ideas without viewing the whole of the scientific evidence is precisely the problem he complains about in the programme.

The title of the Horizon programme is Science Under Attack, but just to show the GM science that IS under attack, a film has been made called Scientists Under Attack, with the subtitle, Genetic Engineering in the Magnetic Field of Money.

Although the ‘Scientists Under Attack’ film has not been on general release, you can read a review about it HERE

You can watch a short clip HERE

The film is mainly about two scientists, Dr Arpad Pusztai and Dr Ignacio Chapela whose researches uncovered negative effects of GM foods and crops. It details how these previously respected scientists were subsequently ill-treated by their academic institutions and the GM industry, and how dreadfully one of them was treated by British Prime Minister of the time Tony Blair.

It also includes interviews with other respected researchers including Jeffrey M Smith, who is an expert in the field of GMO as well as the founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology and a bestselling author.

The website for the Institute for Responsible Technology contains a wealth of scientific information about the dangers of GM that you can access HERE

In the film, Scientists Under Attack, it is shown that the scientists are being attacked because they don’t agree with the ‘consensus’, which seems to be dictated by industrial giants like Monsanto that have heavily invested in GM products.

So the question for Sir Paul is, why is he trying to promote a pro-GM view, is it just because he wants it to be true?

Again, the consensual view is not necessarily the correct view.

He states in the programme that “The controversy surrounding GM was something I really wanted to understand.” but what he presented on the programme had very little to do with understanding the controversy and very much more to do with promoting the industry propaganda.

A pertinent quote by Mahatma Gandhi comes to mind, “An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody will see it.”

If you read the information available from the links in this blog you will see that the weight of the scientific evidence shows that GMOs are very far from being either good for us or safe.

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What is the BBC Playing At? Part 2

This blog continues discussing the issues from the BBC Horizon programme presented by Sir Paul Nurse, called Science Under Attack.

It covered many topics in such a biased and ‘unscientific’ manner that I am dealing with the issues separately in a small series of blog entries.

You can watch the Horizon programme from this link HERE

A large part of the programme covered the topic of whether climate change is manmade, about which Sir Paul says, “One of the most vocal arguments currently raging is about climate science. Many people seem unconvinced that we are warming our planet with the emission of greenhouse gases.”

It is this highly contentious topic of whether climate change is manmade, with particular reference to CO2 emissions, that this blog entry will discuss.

The statement was made that half of Americans and a third of the British think that climate science is being exaggerated, to which Sir Paul Nurse makes the comment “It’s this gap between scientists and the public that I want to understand”.

His comments suggest that ‘the science is settled’ and that all of ‘the scientists’ agree and that it is just ‘the public’ who have yet to be convinced. He goes on to say
“The scientific consensus is, of course, that the changes we are seeing are caused by emissions of carbon into the atmosphere.”

He is wrong. There is no scientific consensus, which is why the public are not convinced.

Incredibly his emphasis is on consensus, but science should not be limited by consensus.

In the words of Albert Einstein “the important thing is to not stop questioning”. This is the essence of science, its ever-evolving nature, which would be severely impeded, if not completely halted by the insistence that it must be consensual.

The climate is a very complex system, so it is particularly relevant to the relatively young science of climatology to keep developing its understanding of the climate system.

In the programme Sir Paul interviewed Professor Fred Singer, an atmospheric physicist who has been studying climate science for nearly 50 years, who said “There is no scientific evidence that greenhouse warming is occurring, or, if it is, that it would lead to disaster”.

Professor Singer continued, “We’re seeing no evidence in the climate record that the increase in carbon dioxide, which is real, has made any appreciable difference in the climate.”

It is clear from his website SEPP that Professor Singer does not believe that humans are responsible for climate change; he attributes it to natural forces.

Sir Paul refers to Professor Singer as someone who has been battling against the ‘consensus view’ for over 20 years and who influences ‘skeptics’ around the world in a tone that implies Professor Singer doesn’t know what he is talking about, which is insulting to him and wrong because there is a great deal of scientific evidence that supports Professor Singer’s view.

On the subject of CO2 being a pollutant, the website of Dr Roy Spencer, climatologist and former NASA scientist, contains an article that includes the following extract:
“The truly objective scientist should be asking whether MORE, not less, atmospheric carbon dioxide is what we should be trying to achieve. There is more published real-world evidence for the benefits of more carbon dioxide, than for any damage caused by it. The benefits have been measured, and are real-world. The risks still remain theoretical. Carbon dioxide is necessary for life on Earth.”

The entire article can be read HERE

Further evidence is provided by Professor Bob Carter, a geologist, environmental scientist and Emeritus Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs, who has written an article that can be accessed HERE

Please ensure that you also read part 2 of this article, which can be accessed HERE

The following is an extract from part 2:
“To call carbon dioxide a pollutant is an abuse of logic, language and science, given its pivotal role in the photosynthetic processes that underpin most of our planetary ecosystems. In essence, carbon dioxide is the very staff of life, and increasing it in the atmosphere helps most plants to grow better and to use water more efficiently.”

Although this article is from the Australian perspective, it has relevance for us all, no matter where we live.

There is plenty of scientific evidence about the issue of carbon dioxide and global climate change, some of which can be viewed at the website for The Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change HERE

So now we can answer the question Sir Paul poses in the programme, “How can we be sure that humans are to blame for this?”

The answer is that we humans are not responsible to any degree that is relevant. As Dr Roy Spencer was quoted in my previous blog entry on carbon footprints, “….manmade global warming might not even be measurable, lost in the noise of natural climate variability.”

Contrary to what Sir Paul Nurse wants us to believe about an alleged scientific consensus, the links from this blog provide more than adequate scientific evidence that climate change is not being driven by manmade emissions of carbon dioxide.

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What is the BBC Playing At? Part 1

I recently watched and was appalled by the BBC Horizon programme narrated by Sir Paul Nurse called Science Under Attack, which covered some hotly contested topics, such as global warming, HIV and AIDS, genetically modified foods, the ability of the medical industry to cure people and vaccines.

You can watch it from the link HERE

It covered many topics in such a biased and ‘unscientific’ manner that I will need to deal with the issues separately in a small series of blog entries. It also raised a great deal of heat within the disciplines of each of the topics that were covered, as you will discover.

This blog discusses the topic of HIV and AIDS.

Sir Paul Nurse stated that HIV causes AIDS with such certainty that you would assume that this has been scientifically proven; it most definitely has not.

He interviewed a gay man called Tony Lance who, at a routine checkup, was told by his doctor that he was HIV-positive, given a prescription for ARVs (anti-retrovirals) and told that if he didn’t take the drugs he would be dead in 2 years. On his way home he threw away the prescription and never went back to the doctor for anything HIV related.

He was relating this story 13 years later!

And yet Paul Nurse won’t call that evidence! He stated to camera that “……..there is such an overwhelming body of evidence that HIV causes AIDS, I really want to understand how Tony has reached his opinion.”

Opinion?

Has Paul Nurse failed to appreciate the evidence of his own eyes? The man is still alive after 13 years and has managed it without drugs, surely that blows such a massive hole in Paul Nurse’s ‘overwhelming body of evidence’, that he should be rubbing his chin and saying ‘Hmmm, we need to look at this HIV=AIDS=DEATH story a bit closer’.

But it seems that for Paul Nurse, the evidence of Tony’s ability to still be alive without drugs is not ‘scientific evidence’ so it doesn’t count.

There is a difference between applying the scientific method and mere ‘opinion’. Tony Lance has studied the evidence, which is apparent from a detailed and extensively referenced article he has written that you can view HERE

You can view an article on the same topic by Dr Henry Bauer PhD HERE

I must point out that Paul Nurse’s fixed and incorrect view of the ‘HIV causes AIDS’ hypothesis shows that he is doing exactly what he criticised within the programme; having a fixed view and then looking for the evidence to support it.

But what is worse is that he is completely ignoring the overwhelming evidence that refutes this hypothesis.

You would think that as a Nobel prize winner Paul Nurse would, at least, have respect for a fellow Nobel Prize winner, Dr Kary Mullis, who says that HIV has not been proved to cause AIDS.

You can view Dr Mullis’ comments on HIV and AIDS from the introduction to Dr Peter Duesberg’s book, Inventing the AIDS Virus, at this link HERE

The introduction includes the following extract:
“We have not been able to discover any good reasons why most of the people on earth believe that AIDS is a disease caused by a virus called HIV. There is simply no scientific evidence demonstrating that this is true.
We have also not been able to discover why doctors prescribe a toxic drug called AZT (Zidovudine) to people who have no other complaint other than the fact that they have the presence of antibodies to HIV in their blood. In fact, we cannot understand why humans would take this drug for any reason.
We cannot understand how all this madness came about, and having both lived in Berkeley, we’ve seen some strange things indeed. We know that to err is human, but the HIV/AIDS hypothesis is one hell of a mistake.”

You can also watch a video interview with Dr Mullis in which he states that he searched in vain for the original papers that were supposed to prove that HIV was the probable cause of AIDS from the link HERE

There are other interviews on this You Tube video and if you click on the ‘show more’ below it you will find links to many other resources, including the film House of Numbers.

You can read more about the much maligned Dr Peter Duesberg at his own website HERE

If you study the information from the links in this blog you will realise that the weight of the evidence shows that the HIV=AIDS=DEATH hypothesis is false.

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