From: George Murphy (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Mar 17 2003 - 12:16:16 EST
> Bob writes:
> >Here is the latest that Johnson has written on his view of the HIV/AIDS
> >situation, as far as I know. If you read this you will see that his
> >criticism is primarily with how HIV is transmitted. I'll let him speak for
> >himself. And read the two articles, one from Independent (Johannesburg) >
> >February 20, 2003, and the other from Globe and Mail Editorial (Toronto)
> >Saturday, February 22, 2003, Page A20.
> >Hope this helps.
> Thanks for the update, Bob. Sounds like he's still pals with Duesberg
> and dishing out the same sort of selective historic revisionism.
> Although the articles discuss HIV transmission, the early paragraphs
> strongly suggest that he still denies the relationship between HIV and
> AIDS. *sigh*
> Note the following: PJ writes, "This sleight of hand came naturally
> to the virus hunters at the National Cancer Institute, who had
> invented the HIV theory of AIDS after they had wasted many billions
> searching for a viral cause of cancer and needed a new "deadly virus"
> to justify their huge funding."
> They "invented" the HIV theory of AIDS, eh? Ha! That stillborn, pathetic
> claim has been around since the late 1980s (If anyone believes that I've
> also got the shocking story that Darwin recanted evolution on his deathbed...)
> Or maybe the true story was that researchers found a previously unknown
> virus that was not only responsible for killing many homosexuals and IV
> drug abusers but was also getting into the nation's blood supply system
> (additionally killing thousands of hemophiliacs and transfusion patients
> like Arthur Ashe as a consequence).
> But hey, if one assumes that most of science is little more than a
> political exercise, who knows what to think? That's kind of a post-
> modern viewpoint, isn't it?
Johnson's notion that he's an expert not only on law but also on evolution,
theology, virology & probably other things reminds me of a story about Wilhelm Reich.
He was a controversial though competent psychiatrist who had to leave Germany when
Hitler came to power. He came to believe that he had discovered a new physical force,
"orgone energy" which was manifested in the orgasm but also in many other phenomena.
He was able to get a meeting with Einstein because he'd been persecuted by the Nazis,
and Einstein listened patiently as Reich explained how, after being the greatest
psychiatrist in the world, he had also become a great physicsist. Finally Einstein
asked, "What else do you do?"
George L. Murphy
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