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thank you, Jonathan ....

At 12:09 PM 9/24/2020, you wrote:
>Here:
><https://usrtk.org/our-investigations/cornell-alliance-for-science-is-a-pr-campaign-for-the-agrichemical-industry/>https://usrtk.org/our-investigations/cornell-alliance-for-science-is-a-pr-campaign-for-the-agrichemical-industry/
>
>>On Sep 24, 2020, at 10:08 AM, Mitchel Cohen 
>><[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>Hi Jonathan,
>>Would you please provide more info and critique 
>>about this "counterrevolutionary competition"?
>>
>>Thanks.
>>
>>Mitchel
>>
>>
>>At 09:52 AM 9/24/2020, Jonathan Latham wrote:
>>
>>>The counterrevolutionary competition has 10million more to spend:
>>>
>>>"The Alliance will continue to amplify 
>>>pro-science voices from Africa, South Asia and 
>>>Latin America through an expanded presence at 
>>>international events, such as meetings 
>>>convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization and United Nations.
>>>
>>>“International policy discussions are too 
>>>often dominated by anti-science groups from 
>>>the global North,” said AfS Global Policy 
>>>Lead Pablo Orozco, a 2016 AfS Fellow from 
>>>Guatemala who has mobilized Fellows and others 
>>>to participate in key international 
>>>gatherings. “It’s so important that 
>>>scientists, smallholder farmers and social 
>>>justice activists from developing nations have 
>>>a voice in decisions that profoundly affect 
>>>their food security and quality of life.”"
>>><https://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/blog/2020/09/alliance-for-science-expands-mission-with-10-million-reinvestment/>https://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/blog/2020/09/alliance-for-science-expands-mission-with-10-million-reinvestment/ 
>>>
>>>
>>>Jonathan
>>>Jonathan Latham, PhD
>>>Executive Director
>>>The Bioscience Resource Project,
>>>Ithaca, NY 14850 USA
>>>
>>>Websites:
>>>www.independentsciencenews.org
>>>www.poisonpapers.org
>>>www.bioscienceresource.org
>>>
>>>Tel: 1-607-319-0279
>>>Skype: jonathanlatham2
>>>Twitter and Facebook: @Biosrp
>>>Please sign on to our mailing list: 
>>>https://www.independentsciencenews.org/subscribe/
>>>
>>>Notice: Please forgive any delays and slow 
>>>news. I am writing a book about genetics and genetic determinism.
>>>
>>>It is provisionally titled: The Myth of The 
>>>Master Molecule: DNA and the Social Order
>>>
>>>The contention of the book is that the key 
>>>organising principle of Western thought is the 
>>>seemingly innocuous and seemingly simple idea 
>>>that our personal qualities are biologically 
>>>inherited. That is, our character derives from 
>>>our ancestors rather than being an 
>>>always-adapting product of our own 
>>>experiences, decisions, and education. The 
>>>book makes the case, first, that genetic 
>>>determinism is a scientific fallacy. Organisms 
>>>are self-organised systems and therefore are 
>>>not genetically determined. Second, the 
>>>explanation for the myth, which originated in 
>>>Mesopotamia before 6,000 years ago, is its 
>>>utility. Genetic determinism rationalises 
>>>political systems based on genetic privilege. 
>>>The result was the dismantling of ancient 
>>>cultures based on inclusiveness and 
>>>egalitarianiism and their transformation into 
>>>rigid structures of authoritarian domination 
>>>based on separation and division: into 
>>>families, classes, races, nations, sexes (i.e. 
>>>patriarchy), and species. The final 
>>>proposition of the book is that propagating 
>>>the myth was the chief aim of Zoroastrianism 
>>>and all the Abrahamic religions. Since the 
>>>1850s, this role has been appropriated by 
>>>science. By recognizing how the founding myth 
>>>of Western civilization is being re-told in 
>>>the language of science we can start to 
>>>dismantle and replace it with a more humane 
>>>and scientific understanding of the world.
>
>Jonathan Latham, PhD
>Executive Director
>The Bioscience Resource Project,
>Ithaca, NY 14850 USA
>
>Websites:
>www.independentsciencenews.org
>www.poisonpapers.org
>www.bioscienceresource.org
>
>Tel: 1-607-319-0279
>Skype: jonathanlatham2
>Twitter and Facebook: @Biosrp
>Please sign on to our mailing list: 
>https://www.independentsciencenews.org/subscribe/
>
>Notice: Please forgive any delays and slow news. 
>I am writing a book about genetics and genetic determinism.
>
>It is provisionally titled: The Myth of The 
>Master Molecule: DNA and the Social Order
>
>The contention of the book is that the key 
>organising principle of Western thought is the 
>seemingly innocuous and seemingly simple idea 
>that our personal qualities are biologically 
>inherited. That is, our character derives from 
>our ancestors rather than being an 
>always-adapting product of our own experiences, 
>decisions, and education. The book makes the 
>case, first, that genetic determinism is a 
>scientific fallacy. Organisms are self-organised 
>systems and therefore are not genetically 
>determined. Second, the explanation for the 
>myth, which originated in Mesopotamia before 
>6,000 years ago, is its utility. Genetic 
>determinism rationalises political systems based 
>on genetic privilege. The result was the 
>dismantling of ancient cultures based on 
>inclusiveness and egalitarianiism and their 
>transformation into rigid structures of 
>authoritarian domination based on separation and 
>division: into families, classes, races, 
>nations, sexes (i.e. patriarchy), and species. 
>The final proposition of the book is that 
>propagating the myth was the chief aim of 
>Zoroastrianism and all the Abrahamic religions. 
>Since the 1850s, this role has been appropriated 
>by science. By recognizing how the founding myth 
>of Western civilization is being re-told in the 
>language of science we can start to dismantle 
>and replace it with a more humane and scientific understanding of the world.