We Called It Specmanship

Years ago I worked for a company whose competition made a great deal out of certain “machine performance specifications” their equipment out-performed ours by. They claimed that they could mount a small electronic device faster than our machine (called “chip shooting”). And in the tests and demos, using specially designed pc boards,  they could prove their assertion.

HOWEVER, in the real electronic pcb world, things could not be designed as their boards were. So, in real world tests (using the customer’s actual pc boards) we out performed them because overall we were faster than their imaginary world.

Specmanship could lie to get the order. But the real world had very different outcomes that cost money (profit).

It appears that the pharmaceutical world has been doing something similar for many years. But Doctors are taught to trust these chemical companies when the good looking, blonde sales rep is telling them about the newest chemicaldrug they invented that helps this or that ailment (concocted, in the case of psych drugs) or probably some other chemicaldrug induced side effect.

And even when the Doctor is able to shift the blood from downstairs back upstairs after the sales rep’s visit, he may take time to read a study about her claims, just to be sure. And they believe what they read, because it is such a well-trusted publication that could never be bamboozled by the chmicaldrug company submitting studies about its own chemicaldrug. The chemicaldrug company would never lie, nor would the publication ever doubt the studies or how they were conducted (much less how much of the negative information is suppressed or changed to be favorable when, in fact, they were negative).

(As if anyone could doubt their ability to use lies to make a profit off of your health, instead of actually want to cure you)

The following presentation explains much about the mechanism that makes this disease/death factory called the medical establishment so lethal to a person’s health.

Published on Sep 27, 2012

When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world — except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark. In this impassioned talk, Ben Goldacre explains why these unreported instances of negative data are especially misleading and dangerous.

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2 thoughts on “We Called It Specmanship

  1. it is undeniably true that the braindeadgoy suffer from a pathological
    “TRUST” of those who presume to have “Authority”….
    whether they wear a white lab coat…
    or simply print the currency & “OWN” the media…
    which is why Jesus admonished his followers to know the truth…


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