Autistic Science: Pentagon Behavior Modification Vaccine

“The Pentagon may vaccinate large populations in the Middle East with what is being called FunVax – a fundamentalist vaccine. As explained by Pentagon researchers, the FunVax uses an airborne virus to indiscriminately infect populations considered high risk for religious fundamentalism. The virus in this vaccine purportedly has been tested and shown to reduce fundamentalism and religiosity in all who are infected by damaging what is called the “God gene.”

“Though this may sound like some bizarre science fiction novel, the four-minute Pentagon video presentation and official FunVax report below show that this vaccine against fundamentalism is actively being tested for implementation. …”

This purported pentagon leak is in keeping with published research into behavior modification viruses.   From a purely detached “scientific” viewpoint you can see the problem with exploiting correlations in complex systems, both the human brain and the larger biological, social and ecological systems that they live in.  Namely, there are zillions of correlations between zillions of variables over zillions of time scales.  Any notions of predictable long term consequences or even causality are questionable in this context.  Targeting the vmat2 gene for its correlation with an ill-defined concept like “religiosity”, which in turn is correlated with a specific religion correlated with nations correlated with both historical resistance to anglo-american imperialism and geographic proximity to petroleum deposits is way beyond hubris.  It’s the same kind of “science” that leads to infant genital mutilation or psychiatric shock treatment or geoengineering.  Its practioners are oblivious to the complexity of the system and the inevitable harms and unpredictability of undermining the integrity of its internal dynamics, and they have no insight into their own roles in  creating new problems or perpetuating the ones that they purport to treat.

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