Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Science Fails The Science Test!



We are told that science is pure
We are TOLD that science is PRO-gress
We are told we would be "in the dark ages"[assuming/implying that would be "bad"] without science
Thank goodness we know climate change is real! Thanks Exxon! [Exxon and other Big Oil had the science to prove human induced climate change in the 1970s. They made changes to their rigs, etc. But they dared not tell "us".]

But is science really "neutral" and "value free"? Anyone that took a grade one science class - you know with play-dough and paint - knows that science is NEITHER!

As Kathy Greeley and Sue Tafler state: "The way science is used - the kinds of questions asked, the kinds of research funded, the application of scientific theories - is determined by those controlling the pursestrings and values of each society." We see in our society that this "pure and undefiled" striving for knowledge serves the class interests of a small elite group that values profit and private property over humans, nonhumans and their well-being. Not only so, but their very existence is determined by both the material and ideological class interests of the few.

Scientists are put on the pedestal - or, more precisely, behind the high priest veil of infallibility and wisdom. We must seek their blessings and submit to their prescriptions for a better world. The class nature of practice of science is blurred - not even brought "to the light" - as we are taught to follow their "expertise" without question.

Surely, they would do no harm to us! Hmmm. Who made the atomic bomb? Where did chemical weapons come from? Where did all weapons come from? Who/why were the #1 killer of kids come from? [cars - not to mention the formation of ISIS as a result of wiping out nearly 2000000 Iraqis, ad nauseum!...]. Who created the surveillance systems that are following what I am writing and you are reading at this exact moment? Who is benefiting from recombinant DNA [GMOs being one example of them]. Without the regulation of government and, even, the blessing of government, what will become of the above?

Let us not forget that the majority of research if for the military or business [or the biz of military: the U.S. spends about 60% of its budget on military! Well they do have to "lead" the world in the way of peace, love and kindness!].

Seeking, demanding technological solutions to social and political problems, the establishment ideology continues to persuade us of our power-less-ness and the need for submission.

We will continue the discussion here and also look at, perhaps the biggest "un-scientific" area of science: nutritional science - at https://123EatMeOut.blogspot.ca  The idea of creating a hypothesis, testing it, retesting it, changing it, etc. is almost non-existent in many areas of science - especially that of "food", as we will see.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

You Ain't Notin' Un-less...

You ain't notin'
Un-less....
Less than un
A, One, No-thing

Unless you're published
Unless you're certified
By someone who is certified
Legitimized by a higher authority/power

Don't give up
Your authenticity
You-r genuine-ness
To be approved

By them
By some out-side body
Body of government
Body in hu-man form

Stand up
Challenge
Defeat
Bombard

The status quo
The celebrity cult-u-r-e
The "I'm no-body un-less you certify me to be some-body"
The "I'm accept-able because you approve of my words, thoughts, looks, style, car, job/no job, ...]

My American Dream is about trampling
Down the white picket fence to
Let the weeds grow and take over the world
While their yellow flowers pollinate and feed wild bees

While you trample the poor
I'll stand in your way
I'll get in your way
Come join

Once the road is closed
The flowers burst through
The smells over-whelm
Joy is once again lived through community

I turn toward you
I see the translucent colours reflected in your eyes
The flowers blowing through your hair
The setting sun's glow envelopes your long golden hair


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Earth Hour: The Ultimate Lip Service

Driving to see a film on air pollution.
Turning off the lights for 1 hour.
Church and non-churchie people feelin' good
About doin' notin' [say in Jamaican accent]

Keep the same
Ting goin' [J accent continued]
Keep the same
'blind eye' not see-in'

Mean-while the likes of Trump
deny human induced climate change
as he flies his jet every-where
as his hair [read: squirrel {sorry squirrel}] flies every-where

John Duffy congratulates Trudeau for 
"a position that allows it's oil to be digested
ethically by people who are concerned
about environmental issues". 

Ethical destruct-i-on
[Yes "I", you, us...]
of the air, water, land, soil

But it's ok: 
you are ethically doing the right thing

You care about the environment
You are a good person
honk honk
wake up!!!

But it's ok
The pipeline is shiny
We aren't burning the filthy gooo
Some-body else is

We are good people
Vroom .... watch me go
Oops I left a light on
Better drive home to turn it off!

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

The HIDDEN Mean-ing of "Happy New Year"


"Happy New Year"
"Merry Christmas"
"Have A Nice Day"

What do these mean?

Be happy
Be merry [a word never used except at Christ-mass]
Have a nice day as I go back to my crap job

I asked a guy what he meant
He said it's a phrase for between Christmas and the new year
I laughed

But he was caught off guard
Like robots 
People regurgitate what they are told to

And expected to say
Without thinking
Without heart

Mind-less dribble
Heart-less dribble

No soul
No love
No substance
No feel-ing

Shallow words 
For 
Shallow people

Shouldn't we strive for meaning in our
Words
And lives?!

How 'bout changing things up:

Suggesting others care for the air
We breathe

How 'bout caring about the rights of workers?!

How 'bout caring about equality, social justice, peace...?!

How 'bout saying something that might make people think?!

That might change their/our way of thinking
Our way of living
Our way of be-ing

To be more in harmony
With one an-other

More harmony
With
Nature

[We are part of/
Dependent on
Nature]

Should we 
Be happy
If we cause suffering?

Should be having
A nice day
As we yell at our child?

Are the dead humans and non-humans
Killed out of our greed and convenient life-styles
Happy?

Are the war policies that increase our wealth
By selling armaments to Saudi Arabia
Helping those attacked by Saudi Arabia
Have a nice day?

The super-ficial platitudes
Must pass away
Like an approaching cockroach

The empty words
By-pass
The heart and the mind

Let's say something
A little less
Self-indulgent!

Let's challenge
One an-other
To be/do better! 

We need 
To stop fear-ing
Others 

Time to grow up
And stop wanting others'
Approval

We need to speak out for the voice-less
And the weak

Do the right thing
Say the right thing

Have a nice day 
{While you ...}
 



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