Watch: Ecologist Allan Savory exposes consensus science: Peer-reviewed ‘means everybody thought the same therefore they approved it’ – ‘We’re going to kill ourselves because of stupidity’

Allan Savory, a Zimbabwean ecologist, research biologist, livestock farmer, and president and co-founder of the Savory Institute. He originated the Holistic management of agriculture to fight desertification. Savory also authored numerous book on ecology, including Holistic Management, Third Edition: A Commonsense Revolution to Restore Our Environment

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Video clip from: Marijn Poels documentary “Return to Eden” (2020).



Ecologist Allan Savory: “People talk glibly about science what is science. People coming out of a university with a master’s degree or a Ph.D., you take them into the field and they literally don’t believe anything unless it’s a peer-reviewed paper. It’s the only thing they accept and you say to them ‘But let’s observe. Let’s think. Let’s discuss.’ They don’t do it. It’s just, ‘Is it in a peer-reviewed paper or not?’ That’s their view of science. I think it’s pathetic.
Gone into universities as bright young people. They come out of them brain dead, not even knowing what science means. They think it means peer-reviewed papers etc. No that’s academia. And if a paper is peer-reviewed it means everybody thought the same therefore they approved it.
An unintended consequence is that when new knowledge emerges, new scientific insights, they can never ever be peer-reviewed. So we’re blocking all new advances in science that are big advances. If you look at the breakthroughs in science almost always they don’t come from the center of that profession, they come from the fringe. The finest candle makers in the world couldn’t even think of electric lights. They don’t come from within they often come from outside the bricks.  We’re going to kill ourselves because of stupidity.” 

“We live in an unscientific age in which almost all the buffeting of communications and television-words, books, and so on-are unscientific. As a result, there is a considerable amount of intellectual tyranny in the name of science. (1966)” R. Feynman
“It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong” – Richard Feynman

“Most research published today is nothing more than confirmation of the current popular bias.” John Ioannidis, MD



Physicist Dr. Denis Rancourt, a former professor and environmental science researcher at the University of Ottawa, explains how academia produces “obedient intellectuals.

2010 Excerpt: But it is his fellow University professors that Rancourt has the least amount of patience with.

“They are all virtually all service intellectuals. They will not truly critique, in a way that could threaten the power interests that keep them in their jobs. The tenure track is just a process to make docile and obedient intellectuals that will then train other intellectuals,” Rancourt said.

“You have this army of university scientists and they have to pretend like they are doing important research without ever criticizing the powerful interests in a real way. So what do they look for, they look for elusive sanitized things like acid rain, global warming,” he added. This entire process “helps to neutralize any kind of dissent,” according to Rancourt.

“When you do find something bad, you quickly learn and are told you better toe the line on this — your career depends on it,” Rancourt said.