Why people believe in conspiracy theories
An expert explains the psychology of conspiratorial thinking http://www.salon.com/2013/04/24/why_people_be...
Btw that article is crap.
Transcript of audio interview with Dr. Maurice
Dr. Len Horowitz: Listen now to the voice of the worlds leading
vaccine expert Dr Maurice Hilleman, Chief of the Merck
Pharmaceutical Company's vaccine division relay this problem he was
having with imported monkeys. He best explains the origin of AIDS,
but what you are about to hear was cut from any public disclosures.
Dr Maurice Hilleman: and I think that vaccines have to be considered
the bargain basement technology for the 20th century.
Narrator : 50 years ago when Maurice Hilleman was a high school
student in Miles City Montana, he hoped he might qualify as a
management trainee for the local JC Penney's store. Instead he went
on to pioneer more breakthroughs in vaccine research and
development than anyone in the history of American medicine. Among
the discoveries he made at Merck, are vaccines for mumps, rubella
Dr Edward Shorter: Tell me how you found SV40 and the polio
Dr Maurice Hilleman: Well, that was at Merck. Yeah, I came to Merck.
And uh, I was going to develop vaccines. And we had wild viruses in
those days. You remember the wild monkey kidney viruses and so
forth? And I finally after 6 months gave up and said that you cannot
develop vaccines with these damn monkeys, we're finished and if I
can't do something I'm going to quit, I'm not going to try it. So I went
down to see Bill Mann at the zoo in Washington DC and I told Bill
Mann, I said "look, I got a problem and I don't know what the hell to
do." Bill Mann is a real bright guy. I said that these lousy monkeys
are picking it up while being stored in the airports in transit, loading,
off loading. He said, very simply, you go ahead and get your monkeys
out of West Africa and get the African Green, bring them into Madrid
unload them there, there is no other traffic there for animals, fly them
into Philadelphia and pick them up. Or fly them into New York and
pick them up, right off the airplane. So we brought African Greens in
and I didn't know we were importing the AIDS virus at the time.
Miscellaneous background voices :�(laughter) 5533; it was you who
introduced the AIDS virus into the country. Now we know!(laughter)
This is the real story!(laughter) What Merck won't do to develop a