Slandering skeptics in general

Take a look at this nonsense that was published on NaturalNews.com. I’m going to copy the libelous  words of the writer in red and then my direct responses in blue:

http://www.naturalnews.com/028012_skeptics_medicine.html

What ‘skeptics’ really believe about vaccines, medicine, consciousness and the universe

Sunday, January 24, 2010
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com

NaturalNews) In the world of medicine, “skeptics” claim to be the sole protectors of intellectual truth. Everyone who disagrees with them is just a quack, they insist. Briefly stated, “skeptics” are in favor of vaccines, mammograms, pharmaceuticals and chemotherapy. They are opponents of nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, chiropractic care, massage therapy, energy medicine, homeopathy, prayer and therapeutic touch.
But there’s much more that you need to know about “skeptics.” As you’ll see below, they themselves admit they have no consciousness and that there is no such thing as a soul, a spirit or a higher power. There is no life after death. In fact, there’s not much life in life when you’re a skeptic.
 

 What skeptics really believe

I thought it would be interesting to find out exactly what “skeptics” actually believe, so I did a little research and pulled this information from various “skeptic” websites. What I found will make you crack up laughing so hard that your abs will be sore for a week. Take a look…

• Skeptics believe that ALL vaccines are safe and effective (even if they’ve never been tested), that ALL people should be vaccinated, even against their will, and that there is NO LIMIT to the number of vaccines a person can be safely given. So injecting all children with, for example, 900 vaccines all at the same time is believed to be perfectly safe and “good for your health.”

One of the problems with vaccines, ironically, stems from the fact that they have been so successful in reducing the spread of diseases that used to kill millions of people all over the world that the generation that lived through those epidemics has largely died off and a new generation has risen that is too young to remember how bad they were. Hence the idiotic comments like THAT!
• Skeptics believe that fluoride chemicals derived from the scrubbers of coal-fired power plants are really good for human health. They’re so good, in fact, that they should be dumped into the water supply so that everyone is forced to drink those chemicals, regardless of their current level of exposure to fluoride from other sources.
 
 

 

If it reduces the incidence of tooth  decay, why not? Can this writer show experimental data showing that water floridation does not do that?


• Skeptics believe that many six-month-old infants need antidepressant drugs. In fact, they believe that people of all ages can be safely given an unlimited number of drugs all at the same time: Antidepressants, cholesterol drugs, blood pressure drugs, diabetes drugs, anti-anxiety drugs, sleeping drugs and more — simultaneously!
That is false. I know of no actual skeptics who say that.
• Skeptics believe that the human body has no ability to defend itself against invading microorganism and that the only things that can save people from viral infections are vaccines.
Distortion of the truth. Since viruses mutate often, the natural antibodies that may have worked to defend against them decades ago may no longer be effective. And why should we wait for natural mutations to change our antibodies to protect us against the new strains of viruses?
• Skeptics believe that pregnancy is a disease and childbirth is a medical crisis. (They are opponents of natural childbirth.)
Totally false! But there are risks to childbirth that need to be considered in all cases. Better safe than sorry. Home births can be safe, but only if carefully managed by a midwife or other health professional.

• Skeptics do not believe in hypnosis. This is especially hilarious since they are all prime examples of people who are easily hypnotized by mainstream influences.

Another outright falsehood. It’s not that we do not beleive in hypnosis, we just don’t buy the exaggerated claims about how effective that form of therapy is.

• Skeptics believe that there is no such thing as human consciousness. They do not believe in the mind; only in the physical brain. In fact, skeptics believe that they themselves are mindless automatons who have no free will, no soul and no consciousness whatsoever.

And what evidence have religious believers produced to prove that we have souls that can survive death? Nothing that stands up to scientific study. We consider the  mind to be a product of the physical brain. I’m a skeptic and I do not deny the possibility of free will.

Skeptics believe that DEAD foods have exactly the same nutritional properties as LIVING foods (hilarious!).

Meaningless statement. All food we eat and digest by definition must be non-living, unless you want to try to swallow whole a live animal.

• Skeptics believe that pesticides on the crops are safe, genetically modified foods are safe, and that any chemical food additive approved by the FDA is also safe. There is no advantage to buying organic food, they claim.
Wrong.
• Skeptics believe that water has no role in human health other than basic hydration. Water is inert, they say, and the water your toilet is identical to water from a natural spring (assuming the chemical composition is the same, anyway).

Also wrong.

• Skeptics believe that all the phytochemicals and nutrients found in ALL plants are inert, having absolutely no benefit whatsoever for human health. (The ignorance of this intellectual position is breathtaking…)
Totally WRONG! This man is a damned LIAR!!!!!

• Skeptics believe that the moon has no influence over life on Earth. Farming in sync with moon cycles is just superstition, they say. (So why are the cycles of life for insects, animals and humans tied to the moon, then?)

Nocturnal animals may indeed respond to the movements of the moon. But the moon’s influence may also be subject to exaggeration by people who assume that correlation necessarily proves causation.
• Skeptics believe that the SUN has no role in human health other than to cause skin cancer. They completely deny any healing abilities of light.  
 No, we do not! Sunlight makes Vitamin D in the skin of light skinned people, for example.

• Skeptics believe that Mother Nature is incapable of synthesizing medicines. Only drug companies can synthesize medicines, they claim. (So why do they copy molecules from nature, then?)
No, we do not. One of the reasons we want ecosystems to be preserved is because we might find new medicines in plants of those ecosystems.

• Skeptics do not believe in intuition. They believe that mothers cannot “feel” the emotions of their infants at a distance. They write off all such “psychic” events as mere coincidence.
Huh?
• Skeptics believe that all healing happens from the outside, from doctors and technical interventions. They do not believe that patients have any ability to heal themselves. Thus, they do not ascribe any responsibility for health to patients. Rather, they believe that doctors and technicians are responsible for your health. Anyone who dismisses doctors and takes charge of their own health is therefore acting “irresponsibly,” they claim.  
Outright lie, though we do think doctors who have been medically trained are more trustworthy than quack crackpots from out of nowhere. That’s skepticism.
• Skeptics believe that cell phone radiation poses absolutely no danger to human health. A person can be exposed to unlimited cell phone radiation without any damage whatsoever.  
Can he submit evidence on how harmful cell phones are?
• Skeptics believe that aspartame and artificial chemical sweeteners can be consumed in unlimited quantities with no ill effects.
ANY substance consumed in excessive amounts is harmful, even WATER!
• Skeptics believe that human beings were born deficient in synthetic chemicals and that the role of pharmaceutical companies is to “restore” those deficiencies in humans by convincing them to swallow patented pills.
Nonsense!
• Skeptics believe that you can take unlimited pharmaceuticals, be injected with an unlimited number of vaccines, expose yourself to unlimited medical imaging radiation, consume an unlimited quantity of chemicals in processed foods and expose yourself to an unlimited quantity of environmental chemical toxins with absolutely no health effects whatsoever!
What a rediculous strawman!

All the beliefs listed above were compiled from “skeptics” websites. (I’m not going to list those websites here because they don’t deserve the search engine rankings, but you can find them yourself through Google, if you wish.)
Any real skeptic would have done the opposite to prove his claims. It’s obvious you are making $#it up!

Skeptics aren’t consistently skeptical
If you really look closely at the beliefs of “skeptics,” you discover their skepticism is selective. They’re really skeptical about some things — like vitamins — but complete pushovers on others such as the scientific credibility of drug company studies.
Says YOU!
Here are some of the many things that “skeptics” should be skeptical about, but aren’t:
• Skeptics aren’t skeptical about the corruption and dishonesty in the pharmaceutical industry. They believe whatever the drug companies say, without asking a single intelligent question.

Falsehood.

• Skeptics aren’t skeptical about medical journals. They believe whatever they read in those journals, even when much of it turns out to be complete science fraud.
Examples, please?
• Skeptics aren’t skeptical about the profit motive of the pharmaceutical industry. They believe that drug companies are motivated by goodwill, not by profits.
No, that’s another lie.
• Skeptics aren’t skeptical about the motivations and loyalties of the FDA. They will swallow, inject or use any product that’s FDA approved, without a single reasonable thought about the actual safety of those products.
So the FDA is not perfect. Nothing run by humans is. But if the FDA or a simular governent agency didn’t exist, con artists would be putting all sorts of unapproved remedies out there that would empty people’s wallets and maybe even harm them physically while not helping them. The workings of the FDA are skepticism at work.
• Skeptics aren’t skeptical about the safety of synthetic chemicals used in the food supply. They just swallow whatever poisons the food companies dump into the foods.
Evidence for that?
• Skeptics aren’t skeptical about the enormous dangers of ionizing radiation from mammograms and CT scans. They have somehow convinced themselves that “early detection saves live” when, in reality, “early radiation causes cancer.”
Again, where is the evidence? We are bombarded by radiation all the time, actually. And mammograms and CT scans are only done every few months, maybe even less often.
• Skeptics aren’t skeptical about the mass-drugging agenda of the psychiatric industry which wants to diagnose everyone with some sort of “mental” disorder. The skeptics just go right along with it without asking a single commonsense question about whether the human brain really needs to be “treated” with a barrage of mind-altering chemicals.

More libel. Is this guy a Scientologist?

• Skeptics aren’t skeptical about mercury fillings. What harm could mercury possibly do anyway? If the ADA says they’re safe, they must be!
What evidence is there that mercury fillings are harmful? Sure, the pure element of mercury is poisonous, but not always in combination with other element. Sodium and clorine are both poisonous and explosive, but they combine to form table salt, which is stable and essential for life.

Again, you need to show experimental data showing the harm these substances do, instead of engaging in scare tactics.

Nature is bad, chemicals are good
Summing up the position of the “skeptics” is quite simple: Nature is bad, chemicals are good!

• Skeptics aren’t skeptical about the demolition-style collapse of the World Trade Center 7 building on September 11, 2001 — a building that was never hit by airplanes. This beautifully-orchestrated collapse of a hardened structure could only have been accomplished with precision explosives. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwSc…) Astonishingly, “skeptics” have little understanding of the laws of physics. Concrete-and-steel buildings don’t magically collapse in a perfect vertical demolition just because of a fire on one floor…

Yes, they can, if the building was of poor construction in the first place. Where could the precision explosives have come from? As Carl Sagan once said, “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” THAT is skepticism!
• Skeptics aren’t skeptical about the safety of non-stick cookware, or the dangers of cleaning chemicals in the home, or the contamination of indoor air with chemical fumes from carpets, paints and particle board furniture. To the skeptics, the more chemicals, the better!

If we only had more chemicals injected into more babies, the world would be a better place, they say. If we could only ban all plants, herbs, vitamins and supplements, we’d all be so much healthier because then we’d take more pharmaceuticals!
Seriously. This is what they believe. They openly admit this is their position.
 

 


And all you people drinking green smoothies, and growing your own food, and getting natural sunlight, and taking care of your own health, and drinking herbal tea… well you’re all just fools, say the skeptics. You’re all just too stupid to understand “real” science. Because if you understood real science, you’d give up all those useless herbs and superfoods and healing vegetables and you’d be taking twenty different prescription medications instead.
Then you’d be really smart, see. Because all those chemicals make you healthy and smart. A few extra vaccine injections will make you even smarter. Then you can join the skeptics because you’re smart enough at that point to understand that chemicals are the answer to all of life’s problems: Depression, anxiety, digestion, sexual performance, sleep, even test-taking abilities… there’s a chemical “solution” to every problem you might experience.
What skeptics really are
I hope it’s fairly obvious to you by now that skeptics are the most misinformed people on the planet.
LIAR! Why should we make an absolute distinction between “natural” chemicals and artificial ones? That is a false dichotomy.

They are the easiest people to fool. They’re the easiest to hypnotize, too, because they lack independent thinking skills. Rather than thinking for themselves, they have joined a “club of skeptics” where they can be told what to think and then label themselves “intelligent” for following others in the group.
This is turning reality upside down, really.

These are the people who line up to be injected with useless H1N1 vaccines. (The joke is on them, of course. Those vaccines were a complete fraud…)  Prove it! These are the people who stand in line at the pharmacy to buy a dozen different prescriptions (costing sometimes thousands of dollars) that their doctors told them to take. These are the people who eat processed, dead junk food laced with chemicals that make them sick — and then they wonder why they’re sick. These are the people who sit at home watching television and think to themselves how smart they are because they follow the medical advice they learned in drug company advertisements. And as a skeptic, why should I assume YOU are telling the truth?!

These are the real “skeptics.” They are so incredibly isolated from reality that they don’t even believe in their body’s own ability to heal itself.
Skeptics don’t believe in God or any sort of spiritualism, either. They are almost all athiests. They don’t believe in a higher power of any kind: No God, no spirit, no angels, no guides, no creative force in the universe… nada. They think the universe is a cold, empty, lonely, stupid place full of soulless, mindless, zombie biological bodies who have no free will and no consciousness.

Gee, no wonder these skeptics are so misguided. They have the most pessimistic view possible. No wonder they seek to destroy themselves with chemicals — they don’t even think they’re alive to begin with! Skeptics are bent on self destruction. And they believe that when you die, the lights just go out and you cease to exist. Nothing happens after that. You’re just a mindless biological robot whose life has no meaning, no purpose, no higher self.
Hyperbole here, as well as appealing to religious based prejudice.

This is exactly what the skeptics believe. They’ll even tell you so themselves!

Realizing this, it makes it so much easier to debate with skeptics on any topic. Whatever they say, you just answer, “WHO is saying that? Are YOU, a conscious, free-thinking person with a mind and soul saying that, or are those words simply being automatically and robotically uttered from the mouth of a bag of bones and skin that has no mind and no soul?”

Realizing this, it makes it so much easier to debate with skeptics on any topic. Whatever they say, you just answer, “WHO is saying that? Are YOU, a conscious, free-thinking person with a mind and soul saying that, or are those words simply being automatically and robotically uttered from the mouth of a bag of bones and skin that has no mind and no soul?”

If they answer you honestly, they will have to admit that they believe they are nothing more than a robotic bag of bones and skin that is mindlessly uttering whatever nonsense happens to escape their mechanical lips. At that point, you’ve already won the debate because YOU have a soul, and THEY don’t. You’re arguing with a mindless robot.

Seriously. Think about this deeply. If you believe what the skeptics want you to believe (because they are always right, of course), then you must accept the fact that THEY have no consciousness. They are not really “alive.” They are just robotic biological machines. They are drones, in other words. And drones are not equal to a being of energy with a consciousness and a soul, inhabiting a human body with purpose and awareness.

Never argue with drones. You only waste your time and annoy the drone.

Ad hominem fallacy here. ‘Nuf  said!

Skeptics… zombies… drones… different words for the same thing. Soulless, mindless, lacking consciousness and free will, having no awareness of the value of life… these are the skeptics arguing for vaccines, mammograms and chemotherapy today. They are agents of death who can only find solace in an industry of death — the industry of modern medicine.

All that i can say is that WE should trust NATURE!

As as a REAL skeptic, I DO trust nature. I just don’t trust liars like YOU!

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4 thoughts on “Slandering skeptics in general

  1. More evidence for this man’s idiocy is found here:

    http://www.naturalnews.com/028019_skeptics_thinking.html

    ‘Skeptics’ article stirs up condemnation from skeptics, praise from holistic thinkers

    NaturalNews) The article I posted yesterday that exposed the true beliefs of “skeptics” made some major waves across the ‘net. Entitled, What “skeptics” really believe about vaccines, medicine, consciousness and the universe (http://www.naturalnews.com/028012_s…), the article turned the tables on the skeptics and detailed their bizarre beliefs for the whole world to see.

    This article succeeded wildly in infuriating the “skeptics” across the ‘net by simply reminding them what they believe. They then resorted to their same old dirty tricks to attack me by doing things like joining our Facebook page then posting a message that says, “That article made me so mad, I’m quitting this forum!” (Gee, oh well.)

    Meanwhile, the article received praise from supporters of natural medicine, the healing arts and holistic thinking — all of whom have had enough of being labeled quacks and kooks for believing in plant-based medicine, nutritional therapies and the healing potential of the human mind and body.

    They’re tired of being insulted and demeaned by the skeptics who have for years gotten away with blasting holistic thinkers without receiving much criticism themselves. So we turned the tables on the skeptics and showed the world how crazy some of their beliefs are. It is absolutely true that the most ardent skeptics believe they themselves have no consciousness, no soul, no free will and not even a mind. People thought I made this up, but I didn’t. It’s one of the core beliefs among classic “skeptics” (they will even tell you this themselves).

    Water is magical… really!
    One such skeptic accused me of being a quack because he said that I believe “water is magical.” Was that supposed to be an insult? I do think water is magical!

    I think pregnancy is magical. Human consciousness is magical. Plant life is magical. And water is at the very top of the list of magical substances with amazing, miraculous properties, many of which have yet to be discovered.

    Think about it: Water expands when it freezes (almost everything else shrinks). Water is both a solvent and a lubricant. Water is almost impervious to compression. Water can flow upwards, against gravity, into small cracks and crevices. Water is made up of two gases, each of which is a combustible fuel on its own. Do I think water is magical? You bet I do!

    I also think magnetism is magical. And gravity. And quantum physics. There isn’t a single scientist or skeptic alive today who truly understands magnetism or gravity. Sure, they can mathematically model it. They can describe it and observe it, but they don’t understand it. Mass warps the very fabric of reality and causes two objects to magically attract each other? Seriously? That’s about as magical as it gets.

    Quantum physics is magical, too. As physicist Richard Feynman famously said, “I think I can safely say that no one understands quantum mechanics.” To all humans, including skeptics, quantum physics is essentially magic. If they claim to truly understand quantum physics, they are lying.

    Feyman was unusually open-minded for a scientist. In fact, he was no closed-minded “skeptic.” He was infinitely curious about the way the universe works, and had he lived longer, he may have very well discovered the principles behind homeopathy and water memory. But he also knew that science has its limits — an idea that still has not occurred to most skeptics today. Feynman said, “I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy.” Those are his words, not mine. The words of perhaps the greatest physicist to have ever lived.

    I swear, that bastard has NO SHAME! What he calls “magical” are merely things that science is quite used to dealing with. How dare he attack science and skepticism while misrepresenting them!

    MIKE ADAMS, YOU ARE A FUCKING FRAUD!

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