Has The Broader Institution Of Science Been Overun By Greedy, Swindling Crackpots?

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Those of us following climate science are all familiar with the hockey stick hoax and NASA’s readjustment of past temperatures that have the effect of making it look like the globe is warming.

Not only climate science seems to have been corrupted by unscrupulous scientists, but so has the food and nutritional sciences in what appears to be in a way that immensely benefits Big Pharma and swindles the consumer. Hat-tip DirkH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vr-c8GeT34

“You need to get scientists that are not paid by the drug companies to determine what the cholesterol guidelines should be”.

Not long ago I did a report on a study showing that meat-eaters are much healthier than vegetarians – coming from the University of Graz in Austria. I didn’t expect the story to attract so much attention. So far it has been shared over 8000 times and may reach 10,000 shares. The study contradicts everything we’ve been told about what a healthy diet is.

I used to have a lot of respect for the scientific community. But the more I look into things like climate, and now nutrition and medicine, the more I’m realizing that much of it is rotten to the core and has long been overrun by greedy, swindling bastards who crave money and/or power.

My advice: Don’t trust any of today’s “renowned scientists” claiming the science is settled. Chances are they are profiting at the expense of others.

Other worthwhile presentations on the subject of nutrition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXe2xldWxtY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGOpjPNtjes

 

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19 responses to “Has The Broader Institution Of Science Been Overun By Greedy, Swindling Crackpots?”

  1. Onlooker

    Ultimately it’s the corruption of govt money (taken forcibly, of course) that’s at the root of all this corruption of the sciences, corporations, etc. Large corporations love to hijack that power and money for their purposes. Without it they would have to compete fairly in the market place.

  2. DirkH

    Your body has a much higher affinity to fat than to carbohydrates. Fat is just the preferable fuel.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2xhlIIueZY

  3. NoFreeWind

    Off topic. Today I was out for my morning run past a community college environmental center. It was 6:15am and I heard a motor click and the wind turbine next to the center started spinning. The wind was very light, about 5 mph. Maybe they had a Sunday group coming in and needed to demonstrate how the turbine was powering the building? NOT!!!!! It’s probably on a time to work during daylight hours .

    1. DirkH

      Sometimes the control centers start the turbines to test whether they keep spinning on their own; when the wind is not quite sufficient to kickstart them. Not necessarily nefarious.

      O/T as well: GIANT propaganda push in german System media; Spiegel: “IPCC experts pressure Europeans for climate protection;” and hilariously: “Renewable energy and economic growth are not a contradiction.” Old rent seeker Ottmar Edenhofer at it. (who once famously claimed, climate change movement is more about redistributing wealth than about protecting climate. Probably in a drunken stupor; inadvertently honest.)
      http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/ipcc-wg3-und-eu-klimabericht-heizt-streit-in-europa-an-a-964120.html

  4. Richard Evans

    Climate scepticism has trained me in Nutritional scepticism. It works both ways.

  5. GregO

    Interesting parallel between food-fetishes/fads and Man-Made Climate-Change-fetishes/fads.

    The first one I figured out was overpopulation having read Erlich’s book when it first came out and naively believing, well, just about all of it. I was young.

    I waited for famines/catastrophes, etc; none materialized. Overpopulation was one of the first research topics I got into once the internet was up and running. Ends up “overpopulation” quickly reduces to demographics, economic development, local crowding, and a need for municipal development among many, many other factors; including the spread of television soap operas(!).

    What Erlich and Holdren predicted? All rubbish. Pure spite-filled speculation and conjecture.

    Next thing was government sponsored food pyramids. Studying fad diets has been practically a life-long hobby of mine. For many years US government food pyrimids were actually drafted by food processors and those connected with mid-west grain production. Natuarally, they were nothing more than marketing tools for that political constituency and what they had to sell – grain and starchy foods. Fats were demonized. Anyone eathing that kind of starchy diet got fat, or fat and sick. I have for years now, actually suplemented my diet with fats, particularly omega 3 and 6.

    Then late 2009 and Climategate I came along. Huh. Chuck Man-Made Global-Warming in the rubbish can – more junk marketing dressed up as science.

    What is next?

    http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/37798/title/Fake-Paper-Exposes-Failed-Peer-Review/

  6. Risto Kastarinen

    There is an important movie coming about 4 weeks regarding nutrition Scam.
    All the most skilled, independent nutrition experts are participating.
    Look at this Swedish site(in English).
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/movie-junk-food-industry-fears

  7. Risto Kastarinen

    Unfortunately this movie is produced by “The inconvenient Thruth” producer.
    However sometimes even in science you get strange bed fellows.
    I have been following AGW debate since 6 years when I started do dig in it and after 3 months discovered the Scam.
    I have done same digging in nutrition and drug companies and it’s basically the same behavior.
    So if this movie make people skip the junk food and sugar I welcome it.
    All experts in the movie are independent and as Robert Lustig says: I welcome all critic and ask you send me any information which shows that I maybe wrong.
    A real skeptic indeed !

  8. oebele bruinsma

    It is indeed a sad story: when science (that is what we measure) is influenced or mixed with politics (that is what we want) or self-interested groups( that is what we want to earn), science will definitely suffer.

  9. Star Craving Engineer

    “have been corrupted by scrupulous scientists…”

    Yes, quite corrupted. By UNscrupulous so-called scientists, though; the main offense of scrupulous scientists is that too many of them fail to call out the unscrupulous shills. Silence means assent.

  10. DirkH

    Spiegel’s Seidler (the BAD Spiegel climate scribe) wonders what motivates the poor heroic scientists from the IPCC. They don’t get paid, and skeptics criticize them mercilessly. So why do they do it? Because the terrible problem of a burning globe 100 years in the future does not disappear by ignoring it, says Seidler. What would we do without these selfless technocrat heroes!

    http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/ipcc-klimabericht-wg3-der-kommentar-a-964102.html

    Warmists at work haven’t noticed the German system media’s IPCC propaganda drive. Football results too important or something.

  11. DirkH

    Frankfurter Rundschau’s Karl Doemens tries his very best to be an obedient lickspittle of the IPCC: “Climate Collapse in 2100” is the headline; the usual drivel follows (selfless hero scientists try to warn world about impending apocalypse, politicians fail to act, no mention of 17 year warming hiatus).

    A good one is his explanation of CCS: “technology where the carbon is injected into the ground”. No, Karl; it’s still CO2. If it were carbon we’d use it as fuel.

    They really don’t know a thing of what they say; like parrots. Amazingly all the articles are written differently; so that we can get different errors all the time.
    http://www.fr-online.de/energie/klimabericht-2100-droht-der-klimakollaps,1473634,26833774.html

    No article in German system media that mentions the hiatus for now. The “journalists” have their marching orders.

  12. Ronald Henry

    I can’t resist quoting the warning from President, General Eisenhower in 1961:

    “The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocation, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded.

    Yet in holding scientific discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite”

    We could sure use a president like Ike about now!

  13. Jimbo

    Even the Guardian is asking questions about what we were told about ‘bad’ foods.

    Guardian – 23 March 2014
    Why almost everything you’ve been told about unhealthy foods is wrong
    Eggs and red meat have both been on the nutritional hit list – but after a major study last week dismissed a link between fats and heart disease, is it time for a complete rethink?
    ……..
    Last week it fell to a floundering professor, Jeremy Pearson, from the British Heart Foundation to explain why it still adheres to the nutrition establishment’s anti-saturated fat doctrine when evidence is stacking up to refute it. After examining 72 academic studies involving more than 600,000 participants, the study, funded by the foundation, found that saturated fat consumption was not associated with coronary disease risk. This assessment echoed a review in 2010 that concluded “there is no convincing evidence that saturated fat causes heart disease”……
    http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/23/everything-you-know-about-unhealthy-foods-is-wrong

    Butter and cheese better than trans-fat margarines, says heart specialist
    Aseem Malhotra says saturated fat is not a problem, low-fat products are often full of sugar and statins are over-prescribed
    ……
    Butter, cheese and even red meat are not as bad for the heart as has been maintained, a cardiologist has said in a leading medical journal, adding that it is time to “bust the myth” of saturated fat.
    ….
    Trans-fats found in many fast foods, bakery goods and margarine are indeed a problem, Malhotra writes in the British Medical Journal. But saturated fats in milk, cheese and meat are another matter.
    http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/oct/22/butter-cheese-saturated-fat-heart-specialist

  14. Layne

    The Adkins plan works extremely well. Adkins noted that coffee causes a moderate insulin reaction, so his plan calls for eliminating coffee (I think only in the beginning).

    But I’m still drinking my coffee. I’m using Stevia for sweetener. You can have all the eggs you want with butter and bacon in the morning. Just no toast. No pancakes, no potatoes.

    I have steaks, whole chickens, and low carb veggies like Broccoli, which I love anyway. Smother it in creamy fat dressing, so long as its low sugar.

    I’m losing weight without even trying.

    If I eat sandwiches, candy, chips, fries, I feel bloated after a single meal.

    So, this is absolutely true. You can still have some bad stuff, just don’t do it very often.

  15. DirkH

    Wind energy plagued Northern land Mecklenburg Vorpommern installs big Li Ion battery pack to compensate short term fluctuations of wind energy.
    http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/energie/article126958257/Monster-Akku-im-Norden-soll-Flatterstrom-zaehmen.html
    Welt Reporter Daniel Wetzel tries to fight his way through physical units but fails so we don’t get to know how big the battery is; but allegedly has “the regulatory capacity of a 50 MW power plant” (well that’s a small one).
    “can store 1 hour output of a big offshore wind turbine” (Wetzel fails to say at which capacity factor, and what “big” means – 5 MW? 2.5? Darkness.)

    Wetzel of course also fails to point out that a kWh that you pump into a Li Ion battery and get it out again costs you about 1 EUR (4 times more than current end consumer electricity price in Germany) due to battery wear – it would probably be easier and cheaper to just short circuit excess energy into the ground. When a journalist is too stupid to even mention the capacity in kWh, you surely can’t expect him to even begin to ponder economic questions.

    What can one say? An irrational cult ritual. And, Die Welt is fish wrap at best.

  16. Robin Pittwood

    For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (I Timothy 6:10 NKJV)

  17. DirkH

    For amusement: The BBC has investigated who made us fat, and their answer is: Nixon! No kidding.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=E6nGlLUBkOQ

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