Profile overview for casper.
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This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

8 submissions to news

7 submissions to science

2 submissions to ideasforvoat

2 submissions to introductions

2 submissions to politics

This user has so far shared a total of 23 links, started a total of 6 discussions and submitted a total of 639 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 937 and downvoted 161 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 545 and downvoted 349 comments.

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5 highest rated submissions:

5 lowest rated submissions:

Ringling Brothers Circus surgically fused the horns of some goats and billed them as unicorns in their show., submitted: 4/16/2015 4:37:43 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016, submitted: 4/27/2015 3:07:30 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

How I feel with the recent reddit exodus, submitted: 6/14/2015 4:23:35 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Scientists Hit Back At Scottish Ban On Growing GM Crops, submitted: 8/19/2015 3:12:00 PM, 1 points (+5|-4)

'Female Viagra' gets FDA approval, submitted: 8/21/2015 11:30:05 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

9-year-old girl shot, killed in Ferguson submitted by cho to news

casper 3 points 95 points (+98|-3) ago

Its fucked up that our media makes more money from promoting racial tensions than they do from easing them. It almost makes me miss the news being all about the cold war (I'm old).

New Study: GMO Soy Accumulates Cancerous Formaldehyde submitted by AaronSwartzrolling to news

casper 7 points 77 points (+84|-7) ago

Oh for fucks sake. What will it take? There's money on both sides people. Seralini is making a fuckton of money from the sale of his books promoting the anti-GMO marketing of fear. Whole Foods is just as big a corporation as Monsanto. You guys all think Agri-business is the only one who might lie to your face for profit? How many of you have been duped by the MSG lies or the Gluten lies? The hype never stops.

Now let's look at this link and google the money quote shall we? The OP's article clearly states that this is a quote directly from some study. It isn't in google, and nor is it in the actual linked study Conclusion, OP's article was written by someone who likes to make shit up.

Now let's go on to an analysis of the actual study. For what its worth my PhD training was originally in Immunology but I've been making GMOs for a tiny struggling biotech for about 20 years now. Go ahead and call me shill if you like, but you know, this kind of shit is only my life's work and all. I've been trying to do you fuckers a favor by making your food healthier. I thought people celebrated science... grumble grumble grumble... OK enough of the old man complaining, let me get to it.

As one commenter suggested, yes this paper is sciencey. Is the journal any good? The journal's main page says their google-based impact factor is 0.73 which basically sucks ass. The journal is also new, having been established in 2010. In fact I think I've been spammed by the editors of this journal begging me to publish there. Anyway let's now look at the group the authors are affiliated with. First of all, anyone who has to shout from the rafters that they published something that's been peer reviewed probably can't be taken seriously. Hey hey guys!! look look! look at me, I published something, I totally promise it was peer reviewed, really I do. There are literally tons of fake journals out there co-opting legitimate science as a marketing tactic. This journal is starting to look like one. On the authors' organization main page, it seems that they are a company trying to pitch a new food label based on systems biology analyses, akin to "non-GMO project verified". But hell, I publish on my shit and we're desperately trying to make some money one day too, so whatever, I'll let that slide.

Now on to the actual science. First, if you are smart enough to avoid drinking a glass of dihydrogen monoxide, you can probably stop reading here. I know formaldehyde sounds scary, but we all make it naturally in our bodies in various tissues all the time. Every toxin is defined by its dose.

Second, this paper is merely making a prediction. They didn't actually measure any formaldehyde in anything. They made a computer model that suggested that formaldehyde might be slightly elevated in certain cell types of GM soy. They are not raising this idea to suggest that this is a potential toxicity concern, they are raising it as a potential way to detect if soy is GM or not, for their special brand of non-GM certification they are trying to sell.

I hope you all have a wonderful day. I'm going back into work now to be a reckless and crazy scientist who just can't fathom how nature has mankind's best interests in mind. If I get lucky today will be the day I finally awaken the hyper-intelligent T-Rex I've been working on.

edit: That's right, go ahead and downvoat me but don't actually respond with any intelligent commentary. Its cool, I'm totally used to it. My profession is being killed and you want to burn the witch, I get it.

Edit 2: Voat is wacky with my comments and edits, I'm constantly getting double-and triple post errors, sorry about that.

Edit 3: typos

Professor's EPIC Class Intro Has Gone VIRAL. "You have no right to be unoffended" submitted by TerriChris to news

casper 22 points 47 points (+69|-22) ago

Why the fuck does this have to be politicized? I'm liberal and I also agree that there is no right to be un-offended. If you want everyone to be convinced of your argument, don't appropriate it for your partisan political purposes.

3 lowest rated comments:

House Backs Monsanto and BANS GMO Labeling submitted by ridgerunner to news

casper 5 points -3 points (+2|-5) ago

Its cute how you think anyone with a dissenting opinion from your own must be an employee of Monsanto. I suppose you are a shill for Whole Foods then?

Humans beings are naturally transgenic GMOs and that "hundreds of genes appeared to have been transferred from bacteria, archaea, fungi, other microorganisms, and plants to animals" submitted by casper to news

casper 5 points -3 points (+2|-5) ago

It doesn't take much to look through my history to know that I make GMOs for a living, but I promote them for free and for fun. If that still makes me a shill, then fine. What do you do for a living? Also, its super adult of you to go through my comments and downvoat them all. Classy.

Why People Oppose GMOs Even Though Science Says They Are Safe submitted by casper to news

casper 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago

Not on all GMOs though. Its toxicity and carcinogenicity is comparable to several household spices.