Monday, 23 September 2013

Prof. Brian Cox- Watch this Space!

There is a time for laughter and a time to be serious. I've done a bit of comedy recently about an individual called Professor Brian Cox, see: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/prof-brian-cox-hates-you.html, but the time has come to look more closely and critically at this man and what role he is currently playing in the world today. My impetus to write this article was the launch of his brand new TV series, his fifth or sixth I think, Science Britannica, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnPSEapEx_8. I'm indebted to a friend, fellow researcher and world-leading "Cox-watcher", somebody who does not wish to be named, for a lot of the research that went into this article. Prof. Brian Cox is a particle physicist from the University of Manchester and he has been working on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland. He became famous in the mid 2000's after he was featured in a guest capacity on a few of the BBC's Horizon documentaries. At some point while analyzing those programmes, the producers of the media must have decided that he had the right ingredients for making a star. Almost overnight he was transformed from a scientist who was interviewed on TV shows, to a presenter of TV shows who happened to be a scientist. The phenomenon of the "pop scientist" has a long and well-developed history; it includes people like Sir Patrick Moore, Arthur C Clarke, Stephen Hawking and Richard Feynman. At first glance Cox appears to be just the latest addition to that club, but is he?

Prof. Brian Cox' career has shot up almost overnight; in just the last few years he's become a household name. His media work is almost continuous and if you follow him on Twitter or Facebook you'll see he is constantly jetting off for filming shoots for the BBC or The Discovery Channel. Despite the fact that he's a physicist and not a biologist, Sir David Attenborough has named Cox as his "natural successor". Cox has indeed hosted a programme that a few years ago would almost certainly have been given to Attenborough, The Wonders of Life, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Psilz9rpFl4. He has also done a number of live lecture tours all over the world; in fact as I write these words he has just returned from one in Australia. In 2010 he was knighted by the Queen in the New Year's Honours List and is now formerly known as Professor Brian Edward Cox OBE. His youthful and handsome appearance has made him something of a sex symbol and he has an army of female admirers. However some other women I've spoken do not find him appealing at all. His lack of masculinity is unattractive and his arrogance repulsive, something which I too will have to address. I have stated several times, if only in jest, that Prof. Brian Cox was being groomed to take over the role currently played by Prof. Chris French, that of "token media Skeptic"; as indeed French himself took over that role from Dr Susan Blackmore. I thought this, because Cox himself is a very outspoken Skeptic and I once saw him live at a London Skeptics in the Pub event (Before he was really famous of course; today I'd need to pay £30 for a ticket and a pub wouldn't be nearly big enough!) However I think I was wrong. Cox is destined for a very different role, a unique role, one that the gatekeepers of secret science have only recently decided to create; and Cox is the first recruit for the post. It doesn't come out in his carefully-scripted documentaries, but it does in some other places where he has an opportunity to be less tactful; Cox is a zealot. As I said above, he is a Skeptic, but he's a very different kind of Skeptic to the kind normally given a TV studio to play with. Prof Chris French is a staunch Skeptic like Cox, but he is still a reasonably nice guy; he has the ability to empathize and communicate respectfully with those he disagrees with. Cox is very different, he is notoriously rude and aggressive to non-Skeptics, he calls them "nobbers"; I thought this was a slang word from his native Oldham, but in fact it's a word he made up. He also has been recorded calling his opponents "fuckin' morons", "twats" and other such insulting epithets. The people he despises most of all are those who think the moon landings were faked, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aXuQ9Dg2gE; this includes me. There are some anecdotal stories of him jumping out of taxis in an enraged tantrum when the driver tries to argue with him over the moon landings; these stories are unconfirmed, but I can well believe they happened. In an episode of one of his radio shows, The Infinite Monkey Cage, he used the word "nobber" to describe people who believe in ghosts. It was then that I launched my "Knobs for Cox" campaign, see: http://hpanwo.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/knobs-for-cox.html. Also a few weeks ago he Tweeted this when a non-Skeptic tried to debate with him via email: "Note to nutters. If you want 'we value your opinion', don't use my personal email. I don't value your opinion and I will call you names." I think Cox' bigotry is another crucial ingredient that made his new "employers" realize he was the right man for the job. I doubt if he has been initiated into any real covert science; he's much more likely to be a "useful idiot" who is being sincere in his foolishness. Like so many others, he will be content to be led along by whoever feeds his ego; who cares for what purpose? His latest programme Science Britannica, linked above, is extraordinarily one-sided... well, not by the BBC's standards, but I must still comment on it. It brings up genetically modified food several times and has interviews with scientists working on GM crops in laboratories, explaining how safe GMO's really are and how much good they could do for the world etc etc; but the other side of the story is completely ignored! The only input from the anti-GMO lobby is some library footage of some boiler-suited protesters tearing up the fields at Rothamsted. How about a proper dissenting voice? For example see: http://hpanwo.blogspot.co.uk/2009/06/alternative-view-ii-part-3.html. The same goes with the segment on animal testing. It features an interview with a neurologist who treats patients with Parkinson's Disease by using a technique developed through the vivisection of Macaques. The doctor interviewed declared how this was a necessary evil, so to speak; nobody wants to kill monkeys, but by killing them we have this remarkable new treatment which has cured so many people. And, once again, the other side of the story was never even looked at, for example see: http://www.vero.org.uk/press15.asp. I predict that the role Professor Brian Cox is due to be assigned is that of a brand new kind of scientific propagandist. It will combine the aforementioned roles of pop scientist, token TV Skeptic and media celebrity; it may also include corruption of the youth through schools and universities. It is taking the Skeptic message to a new level. Why do the keepers of the secrets think this is necessary? Simply because more and more people are waking up to the reality of what is kept from us, and therefore more intense forces of reaction are being needed to keep the lid on that reality. In the end their mission is futile, but they will not go quietly and Prof Brian Cox will be the loudest bugle in their rearguard. His connections to the LHC may be relevant too on an occultist level; will he become the "Beast 666" or "Shiva" who presses the button to begin the Illuminati's Gotterdammerung manoeuvre? I'm not sure, see here for background: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/higgs-boson-and-lhc.html. But either way, I have no doubt that Prof Brian Cox has great expectations; he is going places like no other and he will become a major figure in media propaganda in the years ahead. I promise I will be keeping a very close eye on him. 

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

No this is not a funny joke anyomore he seems to pop up in a lot of comedy for science but the truth is his amazing looks and alluring personality suggest to me he actually may be a half breeed reptillian Nordic I have aabsolute proof

Anonymous said...

No this is n ot a funny joke anymore as Brian appears in lots of comedy but the truth is working at facilities such as CERN he is more likely to be half reptillian half nordic or pleaidian

Anonymous said...

the guy is a dick, he would be so easy to take the piss out of, his personal opinions on the type of people who believe in controversial stuff should not be allowed on tv.

Anonymous said...

"he's much more likely to be a "useful idiot" who is being sincere in his foolishness. Like so many others, he will be content to be led along by whoever feeds his ego;"

Does above sum up the failed unemployed hospital skivvy to a T?

of course it does... what did cox do to deserve you Ben?

Anonymous said...

You're a top nobber Ben, we should all be proud to be nobbers .... Better than a cock
zxralienwarrior

Ben Emlyn-Jones said...

Thanks, ZX. Better to be a nobber than a media whore and a propagandist... who's too narrow minded to realize what he is!

Andy Barclay said...

To whom ever so bravely under the guise of being anonymous wrote this;

"he's much more likely to be a "useful idiot" who is being sincere in his foolishness. Like so many others, he will be content to be led along by whoever feeds his ego;"
Does above sum up the failed unemployed hospital skivvy to a T?

What a pathetic attempt at an insult. Do make sure that when you are next in Hospital and being taken to your destination by a Porter, please do let them know you think they are 'skivvies'.
Ben i think that might have been Cox that wrote the comment it reads like the kind of childish insults he'd make.

Ben Emlyn-Jones said...

Exactly, Andy. Thanks for your comment :-)

Anonymous said...

He's being used as a poster boy for the New Atheist Religion.

didge said...

Interesting post Ben. Will look on with additional skepticism.

Zanthodon said...

Amazing how brave ''anonymous'' people can be on the net isn't it?