Measle deniers and paleo dieters have something in common – good science

At the risk of being labeled anti-science, (I LOVE science), I wanted to share this startling finding and show how it’s been shared through the mainstream media. Um…basically, it hasn’t.

Bad Science

A few years ago a German biologist, Stefan Lanka, offered money to anyone who could prove the measles virus exists. Simple, right? Obvious, right? Well, a lower court in Germany found it so. Through the prepoderance of evidence, it judged the biologist must pay the money to scientists who brought the lawsuit.

This finding was reported all over the web. However…

The finding was reversed by the German Supreme Court. Instead:

In the trial, the results of research into so-called genetic fingerprints of alleged measles virus have been introduced. Two recognised laboratories, including the world’s largest and leading genetic Institute, arrived at exactly the same results independently. The results prove that the authors of the six publications in the measles virus case were wrong, and as a direct result all measles virologists are still wrong today: They have misinterpreted ordinary constituents of cells as part of the suspected measles virus.

Because of this error, during decades of consensus building process, normal cell constituents were mentally assembled into a model of a measles virus. To this day, an actual structure that corresponds to this model has been found neither in a human, nor in an animal. With the results of the genetic tests, all thesis of existence of measles virus has been scientifically disproved.

The authors of the six publications and all other persons involved, did not realise the error because they violated the fundamental scientific duty, which is the need to work “lege artis”, i.e. in accordance with internationally defined rules and best practice of science. They did not carry out any control experiments. Control experiments would have protected authors and mankind from this momentous error. This error became the basis of belief in the existence of any disease-causing viruses. The expert appointed by the court, Prof. Dr. Dr. Podbielski, answering to the relevant question by the court, as per page 7 of the protocol explicitly confirmed that the authors did not conduct any control experiments.

Because of this error, during decades of consensus building process, normal cell constituents were mentally assembled into a model of a measles virus. To this day, an actual structure that corresponds to this model has been found neither in a human, nor in an animal. With the results of the genetic tests, all thesis of existence of measles virus has been scientifically disproved. (anonhq)

Bad Reporting

What’s more amazing than this is that none of the large media outlets who reported on the findings AGAINST Lanka have reported on the following TWO RULINGS that exonerated him. It was a lower court that ruled Lanke wrong, but two higher courts have reversed that finding — one in February 2016 which no mainstream US outlet reported that I found. Now, there has been the Supreme Court ruling, again without mainstream report. Only the “alternative” media has reported this finding.

This reminds me of all the crap going on in the world of nutrition, with the Noakes trial in South Africa and the diatetics association in Australia and the USDA in the US all fighting to discredit the low-carb diets. Low-carb has all the science behind it, yet the old guard is fighting tooth-and-nail to keep their low-fat paradigm mainstream. The link between questionable paradigms of vaccines and nutrition? Political and corporate interest are heavily invested in status quo.

But science will win out, as long as it’s reported.

Here’s a search for information as of January 25, 2017, days after the Supreme Court finding and A YEAR after the first reversal. The major news has reported the judgment AGAINST the anti-vaxxer but not the reversal, which is bigger news:

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