A crisis has been brewing in the scientific community for years now that calls into question a great deal about what we believe about humanity, our future, and how we navigate uncertainty. There are many contributing factors, like scientific fraud, carelessness, ambition, and so on, but the bottom line is that a great deal of the experiments described in journal papers -these are the studies that define our current understanding of science- cannot be replicated.
When we base medical treatments, or social policy, around science based on peer-reviewed studies, and then those studies turn out to be fabricated, or irreproducible, there is often a significant human cost to the error. Multiply this impact across every field of scientific inquiry and it is difficult to take materialist-rationalist worldview very seriously.
There is nothing wrong with science but a lot wrong with how we go about doing science in the modern age, and it has been co-opted by the powers of hegemony to keep the rich wealthy and the powerful in power. But this is about more than just greed…it’s about what dreams our worldviews allow to come into being.
In this episode, part 1 of a 2-part series, I’ll show exactly why science has failed us, how it all went wrong, who benefits, and where it’s all going.
The science of today isn’t about discovering truth. It’s about turning certain beliefs into facts to manipulate public consciousness. Science, like religion before it, has become the opiate of the masses.
Mentioned In This Episode:
Stuart Richie, “Science Fictions: Science Fictions: How Fraud, Bias, Incompetence, and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth“, (2020) Metropolitan Books
Horacio Rivera, “Fake Peer Review and Inappropriate Authorship Are Real Evils,” (2019) J Korean Med Sci. 2018
Leonid Schneider, “Image integrity concerns in papers from a Pfizer lab,” (2016) ForBetterScience.com
Leonid Schneider, “5 retractions and a sack for Pfizer lead cancer researcher Min-Jean Yin,” (2016) ForBetterScience.com
Andrew Clark, “Pfizer drug breach ends in biggest US crime fine,” (2009) The Guardian
Pfizer, “A Record-Breaking Year and Strong Fourth Quarter for Pfizer,” (2023) Insights.Pfizer.com
Sonia Elijah, “Startling Evidence Suggests BioNTech and Pfizer Falsified Key Data: Part 1,” (2023) TrialSiteNews.com
Oracle Films, “Sonia Elijah: Investigating Regulatory Failure and Pharma Fraud,” (2023)
Statista, “Number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the United States as of April 26, 2023, by vaccine manufacturer,” (2023) Statista.com
Ray Sipherd, “The third-leading cause of death in US most doctors don’t want you to know about,” (2018) CNBC.com
Enjuris, “10 Biggest Pharmaceutical Settlements in History,” Enjuris.com
OpenVaers.com, “VAERS COVID Vaccine Adverse Event Reports,” (2023)
Ross McKitrick, “A Critical Review of Global Surface Temperature Data Products,” (2010) SSRN
Tony Heller, “Erasing The World’s Record Temperature,” RealClimateScience.com
Adam Morton, “Australia’s carbon credit scheme ‘largely a sham’, says whistleblower who tried to rein it in,” (2022) The Guardian
Climate Analytics, “Why offsets are not a viable alternative to cutting emissions,” (2023)
World Economic Forum, “We’re on the brink of a ‘polycrisis’ – how worried should we be?,” (2023) WEF
Nature, “Lithium-ion batteries need to be greener and more ethical,” (2021)
Terry Gross, “How ‘modern-day slavery’ in the Congo powers the rechargeable battery economy,” (2023) NPR.org
Mike Lee, Heather Northey, “Making the Entire U.S. Car Fleet Electric Could Cause Lithium Shortages,” (2023) ScientificAmerican.com
March Zheng, “The Environmental Impacts of Lithium and Cobalt Mining,” (2023) Earth.org
Tim Schauenberg, “Deep-sea mining vital to climate action, deadly to oceans,” (2023) DW.com
Buckley Institute, “The Twitter Files: The Censorship Industrial Complex with Matt Taibbi,” (2023) YouTube