Editor In Chief Of World’s Best Known Medical Journal: Half Of All The Literature Is False

“Science has taken a turn towards Darkness”

By Arjun Walia
May 23, 2015
Collective Evolution

 

fraudIn the past few years more professionals have come forward to share a truth that, for many people, proves difficult to swallow. One such authority is Dr. Richard Horton, the current editor-in-chief of the Lancet – considered to be one of the most well respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world.

Dr. Horton recently published a statement declaring that a lot of published research is in fact unreliable at best, if not completely false.

“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.” (source)

This is quite disturbing, given the fact that all of these studies (which are industry sponsored) are used to develop drugs/vaccines to supposedly help people, train medical staff, educate medical students and more.

It’s common for many to dismiss a lot of great work by experts and researchers at various institutions around the globe which isn’t “peer-reviewed” and doesn’t appear in a “credible” medical journal, but as we can see, “peer-reviewed” doesn’t really mean much anymore. “Credible” medical journals continue to lose their tenability in the eyes of experts and employees of the journals themselves, like Dr. Horton.

He also went on to call himself out in a sense, stating that journal editors aid and abet the worst behaviours, that the amount of bad research is alarming, that data is sculpted to fit a preferred theory. He goes on to observe that important confirmations are often rejected and little is done to correct bad practices. What’s worse, much of what goes on could even be considered borderline misconduct.

Dr. Marcia Angell, a physician and longtime Editor in Chief of the New England Medical Journal (NEMJ), which is considered to another one of the most prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals in the world, makes her view of the subject quite plain:

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine”  (source)

I apologize if you have seen it before in my articles, but it is quite the statement, and it comes from someone who also held a position similiar to Dr. Horton.

There is much more than anecdotal evidence to support these claims, however, including documents obtained by Lucija Tomljenovic, PhD, from the Neural Dynamics Research Group in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of British Columbia, which reveal that vaccine manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and health authorities have known about multiple dangers associated with vaccines but chose to withhold them from the public. This is scientific fraud, and their complicity suggests that this practice continues to this day. (source)

This is just one of many examples, and alludes to one point Dr. Horton is referring to, the ommision of data. For the sake of time, I encourage you to do your own research on this subject. I just wanted to provide some food for thought about something that is not often considered when it comes to medical research, and the resulting products and theories which are then sold to us based on that research.

It’s truly a remarkable time to be alive. Over the course of human history, our planet has experienced multiple paradigm shifting realizations, all of which were met with harsh resistence at the time of their revelation. One great example is when we realized the Earth was not flat. Today, we are seeing these kinds of revelatory shifts in thinking happen in multiple spheres, all at one time. It can seem overwhelming for those who are paying attention, especially given the fact that a lot of these ideas go against current belief systems. There will always be resistance to new information which does not fit into the current framework, regardless of how reasonable (or factual) that information might be.

Here are just a few of the CE articles related to this subject:

One of the Most Important Scientists in the World: “Most Cancer Research is Largely a Fraud”

Flawed Medical Research May Be Ruining Your Health & Your Life

Sources:

http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736%2815%2960696-1.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2964337/

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Editor In Chief Of World’s Best Known Medical Journal: Half Of All The Literature Is False

  1. wa1marktng

    My belief for a long time (but particularly after reading “Bad Pharma” by Dr. Ben Goldacre) is that ALL research, should be totally impartial for it to be believed, and then only if two separate alternative research groups replicate/run the research, and reach identical conclusions.

    (Rather like the 4 computer systems, written by two separate software houses/teams, that governed the control of the early Shuttle launches)

    My daughter who is a Bio-Chemistry student, and like all students, believes what her mentors/tutors are informing her of, has repeatedly resisted my attempts to widen her sources of information to others who are more skeptical of modern research, funded as it is by large corporations, more concerned with future revenue streams, than with eliminating diseases, or finding outright cures.

    Large corporations take on a life of their own, like organisms that don’t like bleach or perhaps “Turkeys” who don’t in all likelihood, vote for Xmas.

    W.

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  2. newsfortherevolution Post author

    As more information comes out, particularly from the “experts” operating within the system, it will become more difficult for the media and the general public the ignore what they are saying. Once the people lose faith in this system, measures, like the one you are suggesting, will become necessary.

    The situation with your daughter is very common. I personally went through a similar phase when I was in university. Perhaps it is because we are so immersed in the academic culture and everything about it is geared towards guarding and protecting the status quo. Hopefully when your daughter is finished school, she will be able to have a more detached view of higher education and see it for what it is. And I’m not knocking it completely, it’s just that it is important for people to understand that a bias does exist, and the best professors will be the first to admit this.

    However, something must be done about these corporations. They have become massive parasites feeding off society. Society now exists only to keep them alive. We can’t go on like this

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    1. newsfortherevolution Post author

      What’s so great about people like this speaking out is that it will encourage others to do so. I’m sure there are a lot of doctors and scientists who are very conflicted about the corruption going on, but they remain silent out of fear. When someone like this is willing to make it stand it makes it easier for others to speak out as well.

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      1. sojourner

        Yes, it only takes on tiny crack to start a dam to fail.

        This is what the power elite place their faith in: fear that will keep people silent!

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