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E-M:/ The need for a re-democratization of science is pressing and urgentin Michigan.
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An old proverb says 'Whomever Might Perfume a Scorpion, Will Not Thereby
Escape its Sting'
The need for a re-democratization of science is pressing and urgent in
Environmental degradation through 'good science'.
So called 'Good Science' has no moral compass, however, it has in a way
has been embraced as a sort of national or state "religion/belief system"
by some citizens and many of our political leaders, apparently to simply
decision making. Many of our most important societal decisions have been
made with very little input from the public, the public is treated as not
knowing its own mind, or what's best for it- much like so many other fundamentally
totalitarian regimes and "isims". It should be remembered Reductionist Western
Science is merely a tool to examine the universe, and not the only or necessarily
the best way to go about it or the only world view. Western science dogma
is based on saving man from nature, rather than saving man in and
with nature; an older and more orthodox world view. Not everything that
is new is necessarily better. "Science" is not always ethical, Tuskegee-
' Public Health' human experimentation with STD'S , or always right, Thalidomide
and Neutron bombs for example. The dehumanazation and desanctifacation of
man and the environment is advancing at breakneck speed. Science does not
allow for systems science such Integrated Biological Cybernetics or abstract
concepts such as 'love' or 'God' because no one knows what compound they are
made of, what they weigh or what space they occupy at any given point in
space and time. However some people think both God and love exist. Regarding
a genetically engineered food supply; when we are told that land grant university
scientists have become the ' the new business managers of evolution' it is
very hard for me to imagine the individuals that I have met and accept that
this is true, I think the job is already taken. When land grant university
employees and Michigan Department of Agriculture the so called 'experts' show
a species of arrogant contempt when they factually misrepresent EPA pesticide
label information and continually misrepresent pesticide 'Safety' information.
A constellation of human health and collateral damage to the environment
occurs only to be further defended in a quasi-scientific 'you can't pin that
on me copper,!" sort of way. In my opinion having public employees acting
as pro-pesticide, pro-GMO propagandists is not an appropriate role for federally
and state funded entities in my estimation. Factual information is a requirement
for informed consent decision making, not the filtered and dissected tripe
that is the product being feed the media and public without its permission
or knowledge at this time. We are all feeling the sting of these decisions
as we are forced to care for the ill our family, our friends, our neighbors
and enjoy decreased quality of life as a result of decisions that have been
made not by us, but for us. It has become critical to regain scientific
litteracy or face the consequences.
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