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Seralini found guilty of heresy by the Court of GMO Inquisitors (2013)

Date Added to website December 4th 2013

We say, pronounce, sentence and declare that you, Seralini, by reason of the matters which you have published already and which have been detailed in many criticisms, have rendered yourself in the judgement of the Science Establishment vehemently suspected of heresy, namely of having held and believed the doctrine, which is false and contrary to the extensive scientific literature, that GM crops are not substantially equivalent to their normal isogenic counterparts, and do cause health problems, and are the causes of chronic disorders; and that one may hold and defend as probable an opinion after it has been declared and defined as contrary to Established Dogma. Consequently, you have incurred all the censures and penalties enjoined and promulgated by the sacred Canons of Science and all particular and general laws against such delinquents. We are willing to absolve you from them provided that first, with a sincere heart and unfeigned faith, in our presence you abjure, curse and detest the said errors and heresies, and every other error and heresy contrary to the church of GMO Apostles in the manner and form we will prescribe to you.

Furthermore, so that this grievous and pernicious error and transgression of yours may not go altogether unpunished, and so that you will be more cautious in future, and an example to others to abstain from delinquencies of this sort, we order that the publication by Seralini et al (2012) be retracted.

We condemn you to formal intellectual imprisonment in Conventional Wisdom at our pleasure. As a salutary penance we impose on you to recite the penitential principles of gene transfer, once a week for the next three years. And we reserve to ourselves the power of moderating, commuting, or taking off, the whole or part of the said penalties and penances. This we say, pronounce, sentence, declare, order and reserve by this or any other better manner or form that we reasonably can or shall think of. So we the undersigned Scientists pronounce…

Based on a very similar event in 1663, when Galileo was accused of heresy by the Cardinal Inquisitors: