Tucker Carlson sincerely asks, “Why are we laughing again at Alex Jones?” “
Fox News host Tucker Carlson dipped his toes in the conspiracy again on Tuesday night, openly sympathizing with deranged conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and suggesting that the scientific community is currently considering “human engineering.”
Carlson, who fully subscribes to the theory that COVID-19 leaked from a Wuhan lab and believes Dr.Anthony Fauci was involved in designing the virus, kicked off his prime-time program on Tuesday night by speculating madly that scientists are tinkering with human genomes to make us smaller.
His proof? Something a philosophy professor said a few years ago.
With an on-air graphic “Scientists push ‘human engineering’,” Carlson pointed to comments made by S. Matthew Liao, professor of philosophy and bioethics at New York University, at a table round in 2016 at the World Science Festival.
Over the years, Liao has written extensively on the ethical implications of biomedical changes in humans, particularly as it relates to combating climate change. In a 2012 article, which Carlson referred to on Tuesday, Liao proposed the potential use of genetic engineering and hormone therapy that could result in the birth of smaller, less resource-intensive children. Liao made it clear that the document was not intended to make a case for any of these treatments, but rather to propose human engineering as a possible solution to climate change.
Calling Liao “among the most influential bioethicists in the world,” Carlson warned his viewers that the professor’s supposed importance “will amaze you once you see this tape.” He then broadcast some of Liao’s remarks at the 2016 conference.
Regarding Liao’s suggestion that human engineering could possibly be done ethically to deal with climate change, Carlson said the very mention of the phrase “human engineering” should “make you pause and take a break. deep breath ”. He also took Liao’s suggestion that a pill could be used to suppress the desire to eat red meat – a major producer of greenhouse gases – as a reality to come.
“It’s hard to believe that such a pill would be optional,” remarked a breathless Carlson. “It would soon be compulsory. Does this sound like a dystopian fantasy? He’s deadly serious.
After showing more videos of Liao, the Fox News star wondered aloud why people were laughing at a well-known plot following the professor’s comments.
“Human engineering,” Carlson said dramatically, adding, “Why are we still laughing at Alex Jones? Sincere question. Eh eh.”
Carlson has repeatedly defended the author of The Truth Sandy Hook over the years and has appeared in the past on the far-right InfoWars network of provocateurs.
Perhaps because it had to happen in a segment like this, Carlson ultimately invoked Godwin’s Law, claiming that human engineering was “scary” and that we had tried “Europe 80 years ago and agreed that we were never going to try it again ”. referring to Nazi human experiences.
As for Liao’s suggestion for the birth of smaller children, Carlson likened it to “playing with the human genome” to create a “race of dwarves” before borrowing Jones’ hyperbolic style to mock ideas. theory of Liao.
“Imagine if we had smaller children? Very small children, ”Carlson intoned melodramatically. “Think how little greenhouse gases they would emit. Think how easy it would be to pick them up, juggle them, control them? All we need to do is experiment on human children, and we can solve climate change! “
Carlson concluded by suggesting that the scientific community not only adopted the professor’s possible scenario, but went even further.
“It was at a public conference five years ago,” exclaimed the Fox star. “Nobody said anything. Surprised? You shouldn’t be! What you have heard is less gruesome than what is happening in the labs today. “
He concluded: “This is what science looks like when it is completely decoupled from wisdom and decency and Christianity. It’s a science fiction novel that comes to life, except it’s real.