has developed a new theory about how our bodies’ immune
It differs greatly from the accepted norm.
If she’s right, it could revolutionize the way that
diseases are understood and treated.
Her theory was developed because she questioned
long-held beliefs about how the immune system functions.
She doubted the status quo.
She believed that what was accepted by most, if not
all, scientists was wrong.
many of them are coming over to her side, convinced that she
very possibly is right.
In responding to her status as a forward-thinking
groundbreaker, she said, “What’s nice about science is, if
things don’t make sense, you can question them and not get
fired for it”.
at least that’s the way it should be; perhaps the way
it probably is in most scientific disciplines – except if
you question evolution!
You don’t dare question that!
don’t you dare question evolution? – especially as a
Because EVERYBODY knows it’s true!
All “credible” scientists believe it!
Nobody of intellect doubts it.
Only those poor boneheads who’ve been duped by
outdated and ridiculous religious dogma question evolution.
Imagine if you were a scientist who had the same
questions and doubts about evolution that Dr. Matzinger had
about accepted norms in her field?
According to her, you can go ahead and question the
theory without fear of losing your job!
an article printed in The Ledger (February 17, 2000)
entitled, “The Biologist”, the author recounts an
interview with a scientist who is working on the human genome
His specific focus is on the genetic controls of
diseases, the purpose for which would be to eliminate them!
Pretty good idea!
interviewer asked the scientist about his beliefs on
His answer was shocking.
He said that he knows of NOBODY in his whole profession
who believes in evolution any more.
He said that genetic information was designed by
“genius beyond genius”.
When asked if he has ever lectured on or written about
this viewpoint, his answer was just as shocking as the first.
He said, “No, I just say it evolved.
To be a molecular biologist requires one to hold on to
two insanities at all times. 1) It would be insane to believe
in evolution when you can see the truth for yourself, and 2)
It would be insane to say
don’t believe in evolution because all government
work, research grants, papers, college lectures – everything
be out of a job….”
I thought in science, if things don’t make sense, you
could question the.. ..….oh, never mind!)
geneticist being interviewed said something else interesting.
He said, “The work I do in genetic research is
We will find the cures to many of mankind’s worst
But in the meantime, we have to live with the elephant
in the living room.”
elephant?” asked the interviewer.
It’s like an elephant in the living room.
It moves around, takes up an enormous amount of space,
loudly trumpets, bumps into us, knocks things over, eats a ton
of hay, and smells like an elephant.
And yet we have to swear it isn’t there!”