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Unfortunately science-medicine today is largely devoid of ethics and more importantly, common sense. Just look at what happened with IVF? The artificial creation of human life has been turned into a commercial industry despite the fact that it is not possible to know the effects of such a treatment until two generations have grown up to live relatively normal lives and given birth to children who do the same.
If we take 70 as an acceptable age for longevity, it says we have nearly another century to go before the effects, and there will be effects, of this experimentation with human life, can be better known.
Meanwhile, with gay abandon, eggs, sperm, wombs are sold worldwide and humans are created whose outcomes remain unknown.
And we also have the great vaccine experiment where babies, now in utero, and children, are injected with laboratory concocted diseases in a manufacturing system which introduces human and bird material, along with material from aborted foetal cell lines, into immature immune systems in ways impossible in nature and with outcomes unknown for also another century. Why have vaccines boomed from 2-3 forty years ago at older ages, to more than 50 in the first five years of life? Because like IVF it’s all about the money and it is big business.
Forgive me, but like many people I have no trust in science or medicine and find both industries are hubristic and lacking in reason and sense.
Wow. I wonder where you get your information. Regardless, this is fast and loose talk about processes that involve careful deliberation about ethics and procedures. I think the problem is not science, it is what a few people decide to do with it. And how a few people, perhaps in their despair, jumble the facts and cede their responsibility for the careful thought that protects us all.
“Forgive me, but like many people I have no trust in science or medicine and find both industries are hubristic and lacking in reason and sense.”
No need to ask for forgiveness: you’re mostly hurting yourself. I was wondering: what do you do when you get sick, if you have no trust in medicine? Just wait for it to pass? What would you do if you were (God forbid) to receive a cancer diagnosis? And if you have children, what would/do you do when they become sick?
It’s easy (for some) to confuse the greed, corruption and manipulation of the science and medicine industries with the disciplines of Science and Medicine themselves, which is what you’re doing here, to your own detriment, and the detriment of those who may rely on you (I’m hoping you don’t have dependent children). But to ascribe these things to a practice, field or discipline is just irrational–Science isn’t greedy and can’t have “hubris”: it isn’t a person. If Medicine were “lacking in reason”, how would it save millions of lives every year? Or perhaps you think all the reports and personal experience we (all of us who have relied on the field and practice of medicine to be healthier, which, of course, includes you!) have been tricked and lied to in every case? Did my appendix not really need to be removed? Did my niece’s broken, dislocated thumbs just need a little homeopathic remedy rubbed on them?
You don’t trust the industry and business of medicine. I get that. I often don’t either. Businesses are people, and people are fallible and greedy (and sometimes just outright evil!) but to assume that all the foibles of those practicing science and medicine are the foibles of the disciplines themselves is… well… ignorant AF, as they say nowadays.
Good luck to you and yours next time you get an infection. Or a broken bone. Or a kidney stone. Or …