Two days ago we received the following comment from Beata:
You are the first person I came across who suggested that Mullis probably met with an untimely demise. I thought about it soon after the PCR tests became the gold standard of covid diagnosis. My intuition told me that they got rid of him because he would talk and their entire scam would have been uncovered too soon to take hold.
It is probably not wise to make conjectures based on no evidence, or flimsy evidence, and I certainly have none to back up my suspicion that Mullis was murdered. I have only this: In the AIDS debate he was a turd in the punch bowl. He comes off as an honest, if somewhat odd man, kind of a Doc Brown of chemistry. He could easily be ridiculed and marginalized if he had not invented PCR and won a Nobel Prize for it (along with Michael Smith). He had gravitas.
And indeed, Wikipedia does denigrate him, trying to deflect credit for PCR away from Mullis and to others. But that source comes up hollow in the process. Mullis’ crimes, according to Wiki, are to deny a human role in climate change, and to deny HIV as the cause of AIDS. Climatic Change and AIDS, prior to Covid, were two of the largest scientific hoaxes ever seen, each backed by junk science and bolstered by public pronouncements from authoritative-sounding sources (Fauci appears yet again, alongside Richard Gallo and Luc Montagnier, lined up in a row, each spreading incredible tales.)
Here is footnote 11 in the Wikipedia piece:
Mullis was quoted saying “the never-ending quest for more grants and staying with established dogmas” has hurt science. He believed that “science is being practiced by people who are dependent on being paid for what they are going to find out,” not for what they actually produce.
That is true on its face, not needing documentation. Look at the whole field of virology, yet to produce a real genome of a purified virus. Herein lies the problem of Kary Mullis: He had a habit of speaking truth to power. Noam Chomsky, for what he is worth, noted that speaking truth to power is essentially meaningless, that power already knows what is true. Powerful people certainly know that Mullis was right about science, AIDS, and Climate Change. The normal means of dealing with truth-speakers is to marginalize them, denigrate them, but then there is the problem of the PCR process, and that damned Nobel Prize. There are other final means to dealing with pain-in-the-ass people who will not shut up and cannot be completely buried in lies and defamation: buy them off to shut them up, or, perhaps, murder them.
Did that damned Nobel get Mullis killed? These days Nobel seems under control of the governors, with weak-kneed committee agents handing the prize out to suspects like Barack Obama and Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann, who don’t come off well standing in the shadow of Mullis. The prize has either been co-opted, or has long existed (1954 Enders) as something that can be real, and like all human enterprise, something that can be corrupted. Knowing as I do that PCR is a real breakthrough – in chemistry there are two eras, pre-PCR and post – Wikipedia does its best to take credit away from Mullis, given his truth-speaking habits.
Of course, I have no evidence of foul play. I cannot say with certainty that he really died. Short of murder, the threat of murder can be effective too in shutting people up, noted Don Corleone. I only know that six months ahead of the largest scientific hoax in human history unveiling, one that would center around the Mullis PCR, Mullis got sick and died.*
I have my doubts about that.
*Mullis is said to have died of pneumonia on August 7, 2019 (had he hung on for one more day, he would have hit double eights). A healthy, vibrant man doesn’t just catch pneumonia and die. Pneumonia is the end of a long process of decline, organs shutting down, often referred to as the “old person’s friend”. His death is fishy.