This video is very relevant today – as it was 6 years ago when it was made.
The speaker is Michael Spector, author of the book Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives.
Learned a few new terms from this video – “Big Placebo” and “High Tech Colonialism”
This is a spoof, of course – but a legitimate one. It’s a response to reports like this from The ecologist – “Monsanto on trial for crimes against nature and humanity.” Some readers may have been fooled by this, but the so-called International Monsanto Tribune and the impending trial is nothing more than a publicity stunt by campaigners against genetically modified organisms (see No, Monsanto Is Not Going On Trial For Crimes Against Humanity).
But there are some organisations which should be put on trial for their crimes against science – and hence against humanity. The Spudd Times have targeted “Natural News” in this spoof (source: Breaking: Natural News put on trial for crimes against science, educide in The Hague).
THE HAGUE, NL – The website Natural News is in big trouble as reports indicate they are to be put on trial for crimes against science and educide by a special medical tribunal in The Hague.
Since the late twentieth century, Natural News has been infecting peoples minds with pseudoscience and bullshit, all the while profiting from their irrational fears and selling miracle cures through their online store.
The special tribunal will consist of medical doctors, researchers, and scientists.
Relying on the “Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” adopted by the UN in 2011, an international court of doctors and scientists will assess the potential criminal liability of Natural News for damages inflicted on science and the scientific environment.
The court will also rely on the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court in The Hague in 2002, and it will consider whether to reform international criminal law to include crimes against science and “educide” as a prosecutable criminal offense.
The International Criminal Court, established in 2002 in The Hague, has determined that prosecuting educide as a criminal offense is the only way to guarantee the rights of humans to a healthy scientific environment and the right of our brains to be protected.
Stay tuned for updates.