Re: Re: Reply to Morrell: Regarding 'endogenous entities' and 'epiphenomena' 20 February 2005
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Alexander H Russell,

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Re: Re: Re: Reply to Morrell: Regarding 'endogenous entities' and 'epiphenomena'

Bennett stated: "RNA viruses (with the exception of the retroviruses which must integrate) do largely replicate in the cytoplasm, since this is far easier than trying to enter the nuclear membrane and there are reasonable numbers of free ribonucleotides in the cytoplasm."

What isolated evidence does Nicholas Bennett have that 'retroviruses' really exist?

Dr. Stefan Lanka, virologist and molecular biologist, stated:

"I already had a somewhat critical attitude when I started studying molecular genetics, so I went to the library to look up the literature on HIV. To my big surprise, I found that when they are speaking about HIV they are not speaking about a virus. They are speaking about cellular characteristics and activities of cells under very special conditions. I was so deeply shockedůSo for a long time I studied virology, from the end to the beginning, from the beginning to the end, to be absolutely sure that there was no such thing as HIV. And it was easy for me to be sure about this because I realized that the whole group of viruses to which HIV is said to belong, the retroviruses - as well as other viruses which are claimed to be very dangerous - in fact do not exist at all."

(Stefan Lanka interviewed by Mark Gabrish Conlan, Zenger's Magazine, San Diego -October 1998).

What we are wrongly calling 'retroviruses' are in fact the body's own creation: what I nominate as 'endogenous entities' or an 'epiphenomenon'. Sadly if Bennett had some form, any form, of education in the field he would know better and realise that 'retroviruses' do not exist. No photograph of an isolated 'HIV' particle has ever been published and yet Bennett 'believes' it has but without offering us the evidence.

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