Scientists against the machine

17 May 2019 — Red Pepper

Jane Shallice examines the history of radical research at the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

The social consequences of the present direction of science and technology are clear. New technologies used to strengthen state surveillance, the interminable research and production of weapons and delivery systems, the necessity to end carbon based energies, the corporate nature of science and universities, intellectual property rights and the seizure of knowledge as private property for private returns, genetic engineering and GM, AI, algorithms, big Pharma’s dominance and its impact on health care, environmental pollution and degradation and, dominating all, the role of human activity on climate change.

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China’s Golem Babies: There is Another Agenda By F William Engdahl

6 December 2018 — NEO

The shocking news that a team of scientists working in China have managed to gene-edit the DNA of recently-born human twins to allegedly make them genetically immune to a HIV infection is more than bizarre and irresponsible. It suggests that certain researchers are making dangerous experiments to create ultimately the eugenics master dream—custom-designed humans. I call them Golem babies because when technology begins cutting and splicing the human DNA without certitude that the result will be stable or healthy to the human species it is not healthy.

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EU 5G Appeal – Scientists warn of potential serious health effects of 5G

7 November 2018 — The 5G Appeal

In an appeal to the European Union, more than 180 scientists and doctors from 36 countries warn about the danger of 5G, which will lead to a massive increase in involuntary exposure to electromagnetic radiation. The scientists urge the EU to follow Resolution 1815 of the Council of Europe, asking for an independent task force to reassess the health effects.

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State of Nature Spring 2013: fossil fuels / environment movement / energy policy / nukes / …

14 January 2014 — State of Nature

  • The Grisly Underside of Fossil Fuels

    “As recently as the 19th century, the grizzly race discovered fossil fuels and everything changed almost overnight. What followed was an explosion of the grizzly population, leaving little ecological room for the survival of other species – to say nothing of the environmental requirements for a complex organism like H. s. sapiens.” Continue reading