Sunday, June 07, 2009

I pity Catherine Bennett

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The comment on her CiF article on MMR in the Observer are going to get violated by ignorant, bigotted fucktards. I thought she actually handled the subject extremely well. She refrained (unlike me) from calling people who don't vaccinate their children child abusers. She gave a good background to the problem and raised reasonable concerns about the way the entire scam was initiated by a fraudulent doctor, whose claims of a link between MMR and autism managed to survive peer-review and make it into a highly respected medical journal. She pointed out that the government completely failed to quash the persistent rumours, even after damning evidence of conflicts of interest and misrepresentation of evidence surfaced.

Unfortunately this well written article and its arguments will not carry sufficient gravitas to intrude upon the hysterical screechings of the postmodernist movement, graphically illustrating how modern society is drifting yet further from any rational, reasoned way of life and out into the hazy, clouded world of mysticism, neurosis and the broad conviction of the power of stupidity to produce the 'right' answers to questions of life, the universe and everything.

This is a particularly fine example of why we need change. Not just a change of government but a change in the way information is released into society. Science remains open to exploitation by vested interests. It can be hired, hijacked, stolen, buried, twisted and simply made up. In the interests of public information we need something along the lines of a judiciary for science. We need demonstrably neutral adjudicators to oversee the elucidation of fact by a panel of peers in cases of supreme public interest. MMR is just one obvious example: Climate change, energy policy, health policy and a host of other issues should be decided solely from pragmatic and heavily evidenced arguments. Politics in the UK is the most anti-scientific influence perverting the allocation of funding in society and mis-managing the dissemination of information to the public. The public have a right- nay a need- to know the facts. However, facts are frequently corrupted and compromised by being sourced from government departments with a record of spin and manipulation. We need to solve this if democracy is ever going to work. Democracy relies upon informed decisions. If the public isn't informed the decisions will be whack. Et voila! I present Gordon Brown and his government. Worse still, I see Cameron and his Plutocracy lurking just over the horizon.


Addition (later):

Massive respect and kudos to an anonymous commentator whose vitriol for child abusers obscures even my own. I will reproduce the entire text of their comment here out of respect for their exquisitely excoriating skills with the English language:

Anonymous "Anonymous said...

You were, of course, correct.

The thread reads like a list of inexcusable, dribbling, fucktard cretins advertising their ignorance as if it were a virtue. People so slow they probably have to whistle before they go to the toilet so they know which end to shit through. There have already been comparisons to concentration camp doctors, references to Nuremburg, apartheid etc.

What a bunch of clusterfucking cunts, as you yourself might intimate...

07 June, 2009 23:17"



Fucking WORD.


Addition 09/06/09:

Excellent article on the subject of the MMR-autism controversy written by Harriet Hall MD, the author of the Science-Based Medicine blog. Checkit!

2 comments:

  1. You were, of course, correct.

    The thread reads like a list of inexcusable, dribbling, fucktard cretins advertising their ignorance as if it were a virtue. People so slow they probably have to whistle before they go to the toilet so they know which end to shit through. There have already been comparisons to concentration camp doctors, references to Nuremburg, apartheid etc.

    What a bunch of clusterfucking cunts, as you yourself might intimate...

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