Kary Mullis – The scientist who invented the PCR technique
Kary Mullis, Ph.D., is no longer alive after he died of pneumonia on August 7, 2019. But he’s certainly rolling around in his grave.
Kary Mulli’s invention
Kary Mullis invented the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique in 1985, for which he won a Nobel Prize and a Japan Prize. PCR is the process by which a single DNA molecule can be amplified so that it is large enough to be examined in detail. Recently it was used to determine if you were carrying the SARS-CoV-2 virus, also known as COVID-19.
Kary Mullis was thinking of the PCR technique while driving on a California freeway one night. He credits computer programming for planting the seed. Like a loop function that repeats itself exponentially, Mullis realized he could do the same thing with DNA.
His LSD use and his thoughts on cannabis
He also attributes the hallucinogenic drug lysergic acid diethylamide. Known as LSD or Acid, it broadened awareness enough to think outside the box. But before he could drop acid, his LSD friend said he had to smoke cannabis.
Cannabis “scared me”, writes Mullis in his autobiography “Running Naked in the Mind Field”. “Everything I read about it said it was a bad drug, an addictive drug – a token and you are a slave for life.”
Kary Mullis soon realized that it was all wrong. He hugged cannabis, acid, nitrous oxide, and Beck’s beer. He was also a womanizer – married four times and some of those marriages were “open”. He lived in California. He loved to surf. He was the quintessential hippie baby boomer wheel scientist, if there ever was one.
Kary Mulli’s autobiography “Running Naked”
Running Naked is never someone who bites his tongue in respectable company. He tells some funny stories from his less than conventional life. There are twenty-two chapters and they are all fairly short. The book itself has 240 pages and can be read in a few hours. Mullis covers everything from inventing PCR to his childhood curiosity and stories from the laboratory.
After reading the book, there is no doubt what Kary Mullis would say about his invention of diagnosing people with a virus. Although he was Dr. Anthony Fauci is not mentioned in Running Naked, there are online interviews with him wherever he does. None of that praise.
AIDS patient left. Royalty, right. No mask, no glove.
In Running Naked,
Mullis describes how the link between HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus – and AIDS was made through poor science and politics. The similarities to the current COVID situation are scary.
In 1984, Mullis was working in Santa Monica, using PCR to detect retroviruses in donated blood that the Red Cross had received. As he was writing a report on his progress, he first stated, “HIV is the likely cause of AIDS,” and that is where he has come. Mullis needed a reference. “You don’t need a reference,” a virologist told him, “everyone knows.”
Kary Mullis found the original CDC report and read it.
It wasn’t a scientific work. How HIV caused AIDS was not stated. It just asserted the fact. So Mullis dug deeper. In the 1980s, scientific magazines were printed on “smooth, glossy paper with pictures on the front and lots of advertisements, lots of editorial material from professional journalists, and a few pictures of girls selling you things you might want to buy for your laboratory. “Mullis writes,” There are no big magazines without advertising. So there are no big magazines without corporate affiliations.
Bob Gallo with Reagan Gremlin.
The media had called Luc Montagnier (from the Pasteur Institute in Paris) and Robert Gallo (from the National Institutes of Health) “AIDS doctors”. Mullis referred to everything they published. He looked for experiments that could be repeated. He only found evidence of antibodies. As he writes in Dancing Naked
“Antibodies to viruses have always been seen as a sign of a previous illness, not a current illness. Antibodies signaled that the virus had been defeated. The patient had saved himself. There was no suggestion in these publications that this virus caused any disease. They didn’t show that everyone with the antibodies had the disease. In fact, they found some healthy people with antibodies. “
As eccentric as he was, Mullis was not trying to be an adversary. He just wanted to quantify the statement that “HIV is the likely cause of AIDS” with scientific evidence to support it. Since there were (and still are) tens of thousands of scientists spending billions of dollars on research on this idea, Mullis asked around. It was a set science, but no one could come up with any real evidence.
Mullis had the opportunity to meet Dr. To ask Montagnier when the doctor was lecturing in San Diego. Montagnier suggested that Mullis read the CDC report. Finally, with the help of a scientist at Berkeley, Mullis concluded that there was no link between HIV and AIDS.
Never let a crisis end – the former Obama gremlin
Dr. Robert Gallo was a bad scientist, but good at politics. He worked his way up the power structure. In 1984 the Reagan administration called a press conference and introduced Gallo to the world. Similar to our recent introduction to Tony Fauci. Mullis says that when “HIV causes AIDS” became mainstream narrative, when Bob Gallo became a household name, many cancer researchers became AIDS researchers. President Reagan split nearly a billion dollars into this company. Anyone who claims to be doing HIV / AIDS research can apply for the grant.
Although Kary Mullis died six months before the Western world began to put healthy people under house arrest, and his autobiography was written long before that, Mullis’ personality shines on every page. There is no doubt what his thoughts on the current COVID narrative would be. No doubt what he would think if his PCR test were misused for political purposes.
PCR is sound science. It cannot be used as a diagnostic tool for healthy people. If you die of natural causes and your corpse tests positive for COVID, that counts towards the COVID death toll. If an HIV positive woman develops uterine cancer, it is assumed that she has AIDS. If she’s not HIV positive, it’s uterine cancer. According to Mullis.
And just like new varieties of COVID are believed to be more deadly, the CDC is adding new diseases to the AIDS definition. Since the mid-1980s, the CDC has broadened the definition to create the impression that AIDS continues to spread more rapidly than it actually is.
On all of this, Mullis writes:
“Science as practiced in the world today is largely not science at all. What people call science is probably very similar to what was called science in 1634. Galileo was asked to revoke his beliefs or be excommunicated. Basically the same thing is said to people who refuse to accept the commandments of the AIDS establishment. “If you don’t accept what we’re saying, you’re out.”
Kary Mullis’ autobiography is worth a look
The consumption of acid and other drugs broke Kary Mullis’s brain, you might say. For these people, his invention of PCR was a fluke. If he hadn’t thought of it, someone else would have. At most it was a one-hit wonder. You just have to look at his unconventional beliefs about HIV / AIDS, global warming, aliens, or astrology and it will become clear. This biochemist could have served the world better if he had stayed on his trail.
I couldn’t argue anymore. Kary Mullis was brilliant even if he was wrong. He might not be the polymath he thought he was. But it was a breath of fresh air in a stale, regulated research environment. And he still is after his death. If more scientists or journalists thought like him, the world would certainly be less dogmatic. Science is not an institution run by experts that you shouldn’t question.
As Mullis writes in his 1998 autobiography,
“We accept the proclamations of scientists in their lab coats with the same faith once reserved for priests. We asked them to commit the same atrocities that the priests committed when they were in command … Scientists could be something to entertain us and make up nice things for us. They don’t have to justify their existence by driving us out of our minds. “
1 – Chapter 17, page 164
2 – Chapter 18, page 172
3 – Chapter 18, page 118
4 – Chapter 18, page 180
5 – Chapter 11, page 119