Bollocks Science Harms the Folks that Pay Your Bills

Killing the folks that clamor for your product or service is a poor business model. It potently selects against repeat customers. …


Critics of SARS-CoV2 research decry the use of the gain-of-function experiments used to study viruses. Such experiments are designed to test how changes in DNA sequence relate to enhanced activity of a gene product on biology, or in this case, the function of a virus. …


Removing False Information Only Works if the Information Removed is False

I applaud social media’s attempts to keep it real. Bad science and bogus news poisons our ability to make informed decisions based on the best evidence, and an attempt to remove dangerous or confusing information is welcome. Many of…


The response from plant biologists was a unified “YIKES!”

Colchicine? Really? That’s the stuff we use to wreck biology, or at least give its decedents too many chromosomes.

A recent press release exclaimed the therapeutic effects of this regent in the treatment of COVID19. A clinical trial of 6000 planned…


You Are Now Enlisted in Helping Science Win the War

In a recent online event, a graphic was posted to introduce the speakers of a COVID19 vaccine panel.

In the first 30 seconds a remotely-controlled cursor festooned the graphic with swastikas and grade-school-quality penis line art. The audio belched forth…


Your Tax Dollars Were Delivered to Anti-Vaccination Groups that Promote False Information about the Pandemic

In the ultimate flourish of irony, the US government delivered Payroll Protection Program checks totaling over $850,000 to prominent entities that fueled spread of the virus. Notorious silos of disinformation received your tax dollars to…


The WHO Published the Details of the Injected Sequence - Here’s What it Means

“You have no idea what’s in that injection, other than the microchips,” the meme proclaims.

But thanks to great transparency we know exactly what’s in the new Pfizer / BioNTech mRNA vaccine directed against SARS-CoV2. First…


Preventing the Preventable is a Question of National Narcissism

There is one message that is sadly not being shared about COVID19 — it is 100% controllable with changes in our personal behavior. A virus is just a tiny collection of infectious chemistry that only spreads when we permit it to…


Wait just a minute Nobel Prize Committee, slow your roll. The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Drs. Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuel Charpentier for their discovery and application of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, a process that some say is a revolutionary step in agriculture and medicine.

Obviously the…


Bogus Information is Now the Community Standard but Correcting It is Not

Over a professional academic research science career of almost 35 years I’ve actively opposed the willful dissemination of false information in news, on websites, and in social media. I’ve paid a mighty price for that, personally and professionally…

Kevin Folta

Land-grant scientist exploring ways to make better food with less input, and how to communicate science. All funding at kevinfolta.com/transparency

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