Category Archives: Eugenics
Tonight, Prof Robert Winston ponders our “post-human” future. The question he will address is whether scientists should be given free rein to use advances in molecular biology – in particular our increasing ability to manipulate the genetic blueprint carried by eggs and sperm – to direct the evolution of our species and create Humanity 2.0.
By Daniel Taylor
Bertrand Russell 1928: “State may be expected to assume the role of the father”
Recent headlines have reminded us that government, when unrestrained, will reach into every aspect of our lives.
By Jacob Levich
It is in this specific context that BMGF’s intervention in the distribution of certain vaccines and contraceptives must be seen. Heavily invested in Big Pharma,43 the Gates Foundation is well positioned to facilitate pharmaceutical R&D strategies tailored to the realities of the developing world, where “[t]o speed the translation of scientific discovery into implementable solutions, we seek better ways to evaluate and refine potential interventions—such as vaccine candidates—before they enter costly and time-consuming clinical trials.”44 In plain language, BMGF promises to assist Big Pharma in its efforts to circumvent Western regulatory regimes by sponsoring cut-rate drug trials in the periphery.
By Sharyl Attkisson
Just 24 weeks into her pregnancy, Sharrissa Cook gave birth to a critically ill baby boy. Dreshan weighed in at a fragile 1 pound, 11 ounces. He lay motionless in the incubator, connected to tubes and monitors in the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital.
“He was so tiny,” Cook recalls. “I was a first-time mom. I didn’t have a clue. I didn’t know what to expect.”
By Daniel Taylor
FBI Agent: Synthetic biology “…can reduce our population by significant percentages.”
The New York Times reported earlier this month on a conference held at MIT on May 1 that discussed synthetic biology. The conference gathered an interesting group of scientists and Homeland Security representatives.
One of the law enforcement speakers at the conference was FBI agent Carmine Nigro. He is quoted by the Times as saying regarding synthetic biology, “These technologies do not just pose a risk to individual buildings or cities, but if cleverly deployed, can reduce our population by significant percentages.”
By BERNARD CONDON
Nancy Strumwasser, a high school teacher from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, always thought she’d have two children. But the layoffs that swept over the U.S. economy around the time her son was born six years ago helped change her mind. Though she and her husband, a market researcher, managed to keep their jobs, she fears they won’t be so fortunate next time.
“After we had a kid in 2009, I thought, ‘This is not happening again,’” says Strumwasser, 41, adding, “I never really felt comfortable about jobs, how solid they can be.”
This 1997 documentary from CNBC exposed the link between the Polio vaccine and rare cancers like mesothelioma and childhood cancers. Dr. Maurice Hilleman, a vaccine scientist who worked for Merck, admitted on video that he suspected that the Polio vaccine would cause cancer. He suspected this because of the known presence of monkey viruses in the vaccine; Specifically a virus called SV40. This virus has been found in the tumors of many cancer patients who had the Polio vaccine, and also the children of those who received it.