23 and NOT Me
Cancer is NOT a disease of our genes.
Cancer often INVOLVES the genes, but it never STARTS in the genes and it never ENDS in the genes.
Why do scientists say stupid things like, “Genes are responsible for all aspects of life”?
That’s like saying, “Your nose is responsible for life because oxygen goes through it.”
Actually, it’s more like saying, “Your face is responsible for life because it supports your nose that oxygen goes through.”
Devin Powell (“Treat a female rat like a male and its brain changes,” New Scientist, Jan. 10, 2009) wrote …
“Stroke the belly of a newborn female rat for a few hours a day and chemical ‘caps’ will appear on its DNA that make its brain look more like those of a male.”
Emanuel Revici (Research in Physiopathology As Basis of Guided Chemotherapy—With Special Application To Cancer, 1961) wrote …
“This concept — of progressive participation of successive hierarchic levels in cancer — contrasts sharply with the view generally held today which places the entire burden of anomaly on the cancerous cell itself. The classical concept has led to the currently prevailing all-or-nothing approach in which therapeutic attempts are directed to the cancerous cells as the only avenue for controlling the disease at any moment of its evolution. Under our hierarchic concept, therapeutic possibilities can be extended beyond the cancerous cell.”
Amory B. Lovins & L. Hunter Lovins (“A Tale of Two Botanies,” Wired, Apr. 2000) wrote …
“Such patchwork, done by people who’ve seldom studied evolutionary biology and ecology, uses so-called ‘genetic engineering’ — a double misnomer. It moves genes but it is not about genetics. ‘Engineering’ implies understanding of the causal mechanisms that link actions to effects, but nobody understands the mechanisms by which genes, interacting with each other and the environment, express traits. Transgenic manipulation inserts foreign genes into random locations in a plant’s DNA to see what happens. That’s not engineering; it’s the industrialization of life by people with a narrow understanding of it.”
Barry Commoner (“Unraveling the DNA Myth: The spurious foundation of genetic engineering,” Harper’s Magazine, Feb. 2002) wrote …
“The wonders of genetic science are founded on the discovery of the DNA double helix — by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 — and they proceed from the premise that this molecular structure is the exclusive agent of inheritance in all living things: in the kingdom of molecular genetics, the DNA gene is absolute monarch. Known to molecular biologists as the ‘central dogma,’ the premise assumes that an organism’s genome — its total complement of DNA genes — should fully account for its characteristic assemblage of inherited traits. The premise, unhappily, is false. Tested between 1990 and 2001 in one of the largest and most highly publicized scientific undertakings of our time, the Human Genome Project, the theory collapsed under the weight of fact. There are far too few human genes to account for the complexity of our inherited traits or for the vast inherited differences between plants, say, and people. By any reasonable measure, the finding […] signaled the downfall of the central dogma; it also destroyed the scientific foundation of genetic engineering and the validity of the biotechnology industry’s widely advertised claim that its methods of genetically modifying food crops are ‘specific, precise, and predictable’ and therefore safe. In short, the most dramatic achievement to date of the $3 billion Human Genome Project is the refutation of its own scientific rationale.”
Kevin Trudeau (Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You to Know About, Updated Edition, 2004) wrote …
“The current theory of the day is all sickness, diseases, and illnesses are caused by genetic defects. Of course the only answer is drugs. Drugs are now being researched and looked at to handle these genetic defects. The new method of making billions of dollars in profit is to come up with a genetic defect for every problem a person has. We hear it every day, ‘Oh, you’re fat because you have a genetic defect, and a drug is being worked on that can solve that genetic defect and make you thin.’ ‘Diabetes is nothing more than genetics, so we’ll work on a drug that will correct that genetic disposition and solve the problem.’ Keep in mind that drug companies really do not want to cure disease as they claim. If they came up with a cure, they would be out of business.”
In short, when someone mentions gene testing, hide your wallet and head for the nearest exit.