Comments by Dr. Bowen in reference to techno-babble in defense of aspartame
by one Dr. Paul Spiers, onetime opponent come fully-employed PRO-aspartame
In discussing Dr. Paul Spiers defense of his study on aspartame (funded by
Monsanto) to Lancet the subject of pseudo science arose. Dr. Bowen’s
comments were so humorous I typed them up and got his permission to
publish. Dr. Bowen said:
“From the time that the Carter Administration FDA Director successfully
sought criminal charges before a full hearing of the United States Congress
to the present time there has been a flood of science, falsely so called,
to try and blind professionals and mislead the public to keep Nutrasweet
consumption up. This would be equivalent to a scientist before the flood
explaining to the layman about the creeping things and animals boarding the
ark. (Genesis 6:14)
‘”Why” he said, “this is simply an inane propulsion of the animal kingdom
animated by the supreme activity of the subconscious mind and superinduced
by posterior spheres of cerebral afterglow: sensitizing every scintilla of
the corporeality of the brute creation, this affecting a translocation of
their materialistic concepts to more salubrious environments.”‘
They had the assurance they had been reassured by intellectual
sophisticates. This takes us back to the 50′s when the tobacco industry
controlled the press through their political and monetary influence and they
used handsome cowboys to convince the public tobacco use was in fact
salubrious. Eventually the victimized public came to the realization that
any coward can give up a smoking. It takes a real man to face lung cancer.
So the public today is being urged to ignore the overwhelming flood of
information that advises them to stay away from aspartame in every form.
This tremendous adverse public experience, the political and epidemiological
history of the agent and the straight forward applied biochemistry of
aspartame and its derivatives speak for themselves on the aspartame issue.
To continue to consume aspartame in the face of all this because of the
pseudo scientists is like talking to Mr. Ed and thinking you had a real
conversation.” James Bowen, M.D.
(Mr. Ed is a horse “comedian” who was made to appear to talk like a man on TV by that name.)