I paid attention in high school, though. I learned about the scientific method. I had good teachers. I think that at GRU they have forgotten about basics.
In any scientific experiment you have to have controls. For instance, if you wanted to do a test on inflammation of dental implants, it seems that to eliminate variables in your data you would want the treatment of your test animals to mirror that of any human subject on which you would conduct the same experiment. Under those circumstances, you would get the best results.
Now let’s take a look at the dog named Shy Guy from the Humane Society of the United States’ video showing GRU’s dental-implant test animals. Let’s face it: Shy Guy looked way underweight, scared and isolated – not how you would treat a human test subject. With that being said, we know that hunger and stress hinder healing, thus affecting data gathered. That’s not all. We now also know that excessive stress can wreak havoc on your mouth – a factor researchers may have overlooked.
So with that all being said, I believe you have to take data gathered from Shy Guy and throw it in the trash. I am guessing that if Shy Guy was malnourished and stressed, there must have been others like him. So now take all that data and throw it in the trash as well. It’s a senseless waste of life.
There clearly was not enough scientific controls in these tests, but it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure that out. It’s clear that this wasn’t about good science; it was about rushing a new patent to the market for profit. That’s something that we have historically proved to be harmful to humans. These tests were a formality.
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