Skeptical Raptor

This pro-GMO and pro-“Junk-Science” internet shill from California can be found in his den of iniquity (Wikipedia) under User:SkepticalRaptor. He self-describes and says he is a member of the “Worldwide Conspiracy” and outright (and appropriately) calls himself a “shill” and an “amateur” under the occupation description he provides. Under his name it says he is “Fighting the good fight, making sure that everyone knows that the earth is 4.5 billion years old, that Tennesseee is still full of sh#t, that pure water potions are useless, and that vaccines do not cause autism.” (1) This is not a doctor or scientist, but someone who studied science and is very dogmatic, selling allopathic philosophies and GMOs as sound science. Skeptical Raptor wants the public to believe that all chemicals are healthy to consume as long as “peer reviewed” articles tell us that they are. He equates the highly experimental and often fraudulent science of vaccines to the cold hard facts of science – like dinosaurs existing or the world being round. Of course, climate change is one of his favorite “straw man” topics, along with chemical pesticides helping feed the world and vaccines saving humanity from infectious diseases. Under his profile, he also self-describes as a “Scoundrel” and a “Jackass.” (2)

 

Wikipedia’s dominating moderator describes himself as a shill

He’s all over RationalWiki telling the public it’s safe to eat MSG (monosodium glutamate) and HFCS–High Fructose Corn Syrup, and that all the health nuts are going way overboard worrying about it. They’re both GMO, by the way. It’s reverse psychology wrapped up in propaganda, and the “raptor” trolls the internet, especially Wikipedia and RationalWiki. Here are the links if you care to read more hypocrisy and propaganda, where the writers and “moderators” encourage you to try sodas in different countries:

“From a taste perspective, though, the human tongue can distinguish between sucrose and a fructose-glucose mixture. To some, HFCS tastes like sweetened poop. Try a Coca-Cola from or while visiting somewhere besides the United States and see what you think. In the last several years, Pepsi has released “Throwback” versions of Pepsi, Mountain Dew and Dr. Pepper, sweetened with sucrose and (sometimes) featuring previous-generation labels on cans and bottles.”

Sporting his usual tag line: “Stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle” – Skeptical Raptor goes after what he calls the “anti-vaccination cult,” and he made up the word “Manufactroversy” – where he claims anyone debating about the dangers of carcinogens in vaccines is creating a “false debate” or a “false balance” between sides of a discussion, which doesn’t even make sense. A true debate is where you listen to and give consideration to two or more sides. In his attempt to sound scientific and intellectual, Skeptical Raptor makes a fool of himself and leaves a trail of nonsense strewn across the worldwide web. (3)

 

The Raptor’s obvious dedication to dogma and the “religion” of science

Dogma is defined as a set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true and serves as part of the primary basis of an IDEOLOGY (or belief system) that cannot be changed or discarded without affecting the very system’s paradigm or the ideology itself. (4) The “Raptor” puts in much time removing or altering content of objective balance on subjects of controversy in Wiki (5). He’s one of the most forceful vaccine advocates in the blogosphere, spreading fear and propaganda for anyone skeptical of Western medicine and the chemical violence push for dozens of inoculations (before age 6) and the full schedule of CDC recommended toxic jabs that are scientifically leading to neurological disorders in children, as even admitted by lead CDC scientist Dr. William Thompson. Since the mass media and Wikipedia are having a complete blackout of Dr. Thompson’s confession about the toxic MMR vaccine and it’s direct correlation to autism, pharma trolls like Raptor try to reinforce their stance and the fake “consensus” they say science has come to with regards to a handful of facts–mixed in with a couple HUGE lies. Basically the dogma is to state easy science facts first, then add in the safety of vaccines and genetically modified food. (12)

Via The Original Skeptical Raptor

The number one goal of a pharma/biotech shill is to remove people’s fear that chemicals in food and chemicals in medicine are dangerous and detrimental to your health. People like Skeptical Raptor use character attacks (aka character assassinations) to destroy the credibility of the health advocates making huge waves, like the Health Ranger and the Food Babe. The shills also try to make it sound as if synthetic chemicals are the answer to diseases, disorders, drought, starvation, crop profits, crop yields, the death of bugs and weeds, etc. They tell you how complicated science is and then they try to explain how chemicals are good for you to eat, drink, put on your skin and breathe in. (9)

 

Here is Skeptical Raptor trying to convince readers and consumers that genetically modified corn sugar processed in a manufacturing plant is no different than the natural version from sugar beet or sugar cane:

“There is simply no difference between the fructose and glucose in HFCS, and the one in cane sugar, sucrose. The chemical formulas are exactly the same. It’s the exact same carbons, the exact same hydrogens, and the exact same oxygens. No difference. Both sucrose from a sugar beet or sugar cane is chemically and scientifically identical to HFCS. Neither is more or less “natural” than the other. This is one of the major misconceptions of the pseudoscience of the natural food world, that someone how a sugar from a living organism is somehow different from a sugar from a manufacturing plant. I want to make this clear. There is simply no difference between the fructose and glucose in HFCS, and the one in cane sugar, sucrose. The chemical formulas are exactly the same. They contain the exact same carbons, the exact same hydrogens, and the exact same oxygens. They have the same chemical bonds. No organism on this planet could distinguish between them. Without a doubt, the human body cannot distinguish between sources of the sugar.”

 

Skeptical Raptors Education? According to his own bio, he has a couple decades experience marketing medical products. He has an undergraduate degree in biochemistry/endocrinology from a US university and has worked for a pharmaceutical company. He defines skeptic as “someone who requires extraordinary evidence before accepting extraordinary claims.” He doesn’t accept the existence of God. He says he’s an expert in medicine, but he is not a doctor. Online, the Raptor is not educating anyone but rather obfuscating important information that consumers would otherwise use to filter food and medicine toxins from their intake, including GMO, MSG and HFCS. He does the same with red meat/processed meats and colorectal cancer, trying to obfuscate the facts presented by the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer), which is the research group of the World Health Organization (WHO) – and their study on red meats and processed meats raising chances of getting colon cancer. In his same blogs he brags about his love for bacon and French sausage. Even in his arguments for the safety of consuming those meats, he gives credit to the IARC and anything that shows up in the Lancet or other “Peer Reviewed” publications, so he discredits his own argument. After all of this, he gives “recommendations” including “everything in moderation.” He uses PubMed science studies for sources: ie: Colorectal Cancer:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12076480

 

Other similar GMO/biotech hacks include Dr. Kevin Folta (11) – horticulturalist at University of Florida. Folta the Hack impersonates a radio talk show host and asks himself questions on the air. He deepened his voice with distortion and talks with a lisp, posing questions to try to debunk the fact that he is shilling for Monsanto, GMO food, chemical agriculture and biotech science. The most nefarious biotech hack, huckster and shill is the one and only Jon Entine, who purports Monsanto propaganda all across mass media outlets like Forbes.com. (6) (7) (9)

Sources:

(1) http://www.skepticalraptor.com/skepticalraptorblog.php/about/

(2) http://www.dailykos.com/blog/SkepticalRaptor/

(3) http://www.skepticalraptor.com/skepticalraptorblog.php/another-myth-labeling-gmo-foods-is-not-expensive/

(4) http://gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/16438-new-report-probes-pro-gmo-journalists

(5) http://cosmictusk.com/wikilies-skeptical-raptor-squelches-science/

(6) http://www.truthwiki.org/jon_entine/

(7) http://illuminutti.com/tag/skeptical-raptor/

(8) http://www.buzzfeed.com/brookeborel/when-scientists-email-Monsanto

(9) https://www.facebook.com/skepticalraptor

(10) https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2303691-kevin-folta-uoffloridadocs.html#document/p10/a237532

(11) http://www.truthwiki.org/dr-kevin-folta-university-of-florida/

(12) http://www.naturalnews.com/046630_cdc_whistleblower_public_confession_dr_william_thompson.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Responses to “Skeptical Raptor”

  1. Berni November 16, 2015 at 10:27 am #

    I notice that there appears to be no actual evidence to refute “Skeptical Raptor’s” point that there’s no difference between HFCS and natural sugar? So that would be correct? And hence it’s quite likely that he’s probably right about a lot of other stuff too?

  2. snapbacks for cheap December 1, 2015 at 8:44 am #

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  3. Gayle Muir February 25, 2016 at 7:56 pm #

    Thank you for this article. I have a Master degree in psychology and special training in childhood psychopathologies. I’m now retired, but over the course of my career, I’ve seen an extreme and alarming increase in the neurological disorders such as autism, from on in 10,000 to one in 68 in a short period). Not only autism, but many other disorders like epilepsy, autoimmune disorders have increased drastically. There is something in the environment causing these problems. We’re beginning to look harder at vaccines and also chemicals in the environment. We have new information that our bodies are 90% bacteria. We know that glyphosate is antibacterial, and perhaps responsible for destroying our beneficial bacteria that protects our immune system and acts as tiny messengers for hormones like serotonin that aid in our mental well being. I have read skeptical raptor and have been so angry with some of the lies and half-truths that he spreads. He adds nothing of value to conversations about science because he either doesn’t know enough or take the time to look into all the information.

  4. Pat Taylor May 20, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

    Skeptical Raptor’s is simply pushing what he is payed to push on people – CRAP!

    He and his drones hides behind anonymity, waiting to pounce on anyone which holds a dissenting view of their employers

    • Hank September 16, 2016 at 3:52 am #

      Just wanted to inform you that it is not a he but a she by the name of Dorit Rubinstein Reiss. She sometimes poses as a male on her responses to people who comment on her farticles. Is very rude to anyone who opposes her views. FYI.

  5. shelly July 12, 2016 at 1:36 am #

    Thank you this is exactly what I was looking for. I read an article by skeptical raptor “debunking” the “MSG myth” and it made me so angry, that someone would tout such crap at the possible harm of others for his own personal gain. – the guy is a drug salesman! No wonder he wants you to be sick!

  6. Lonker July 25, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

    Septic sites like the raptor also exist to trawl out the arguments and papers that support them. There has been an alarming withdrawal of good research papers and good people from the scene because of these sites. In a sense they are rewriting history and making it lies. Then then pathway this influence onto politicians and media who pick up the soundbites and slowly things like vaccine mandates start to become law.

    It is important that no one ‘feeds them’ or their hit rate on their sites, look for them on other sites and take them down there so that they cannot ‘moderate’ your answers. When no on posts on science based medicine or the raptor nothing happens.

    Maybe a list of names to look out for would help, if we all start taking them on, on other sites it will be overwhelming for them to cope with. There is only about 20 of them.

    Can we start a list with where they are on the net? We can then build a very open access intelligence database and out them, everywhere.

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