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

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In 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 distrubing, 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.

 

Source(s):

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

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

2 COMMENTS

  1. As a point in fact to support these assertions, consider the FACT that HIV has NEVER been proven the cause of AIDS. Despite over 30 YEARS of research, it is a theory(a bad one at that), always has been a theory and will always be a theory. IF anyone ever proved HIV as the certain cause they would have received a Nobel Prize. It hasn’t happened and never will happen. AIDS is NOT A DISEASE, rather it is an observation of approximately 30 “old diseases” which have been with mankind forever. When 2, 3, 4, 5, or more of these old diseases decimate an individual, it is called AIDS. A recent article reported that although gay men constitute only 2% of the U.S. population, they represent 52% of AIDS/HIV patients. Behavior matters. To those who point to heterosexual, black, latino “patients”, the testing is deeply flawed. These tests are unable to test forward to a conclusion and then test backward to the beginning, a GOLD standard which is ignored by “Modern science and scientists” The PCR test formulated by Nobel prize researcher Kary Mullis is considered by Mullis to not be valid in HIV/AIDS “voodoo medicine”

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  2. In many medical studies, the sample size is too large, meaning that there will be significant differences found between control and study groups even if they are not different. The larger the “n”, the easier it is to get significant differences, where there are often no differences at all (for example, between taking Tamoxifen after breast cancer for 5 years versus 10 years). Of course, the study was funded by . . . guess who . . . Tamoxifen.

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