Talk:Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

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Someone put a suggestion for eating animal brains into the Brain article, that doesn’t relate to our mission either but I felt a warning was needed. Proxima Centauri (talk) 15:10, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

I think it could also be helpful in *ahem* fleshing out our coverage of vegetarianism, raw foodism, and other health-oriented food woo. P-Foster (talk) 15:12, 22 January 2011 (UTC)
Possibly so, but the mother of all wikis has an article on it that is easily pointed at. I don't see this page as coming into a missional attitude any time soon; not a lot of opportunity for snark, nor any detectable woo surrounding the consumption of BRAINZZ... Dr. Benway may have seen a case or two of kuru, but even that is stretching the coverage of the mission, IMO. I'm easy, with no intention to go tromping around here tagging things; we can give it time... Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 15:45, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

I'd say it's on mission - some US crank says that cattle mutalation is just the CIA trying to track BSE, and there are a few others who suggest that it's some kind of alien lifeform because the prions don't seem to require RNA/DNA for reproduction (UV does not inactivate prion transmission). — Unsigned, by: Random bloke / talk / contribs 21:56, 22 January 2011 (UTC)--Random bloke (talk) 23:27, 22 January 2011 (UTC) sorry about that!

Must say that both the cattle mutilation and alien connexions are deep down in the noisy grass grassy noise on my US-centric radar. Others, maybe more so in the UK, will naturally have a different view. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 16:04, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Mad Cow Joke[edit]

The names vary but are all 'typical farm animal names'

Dulcibel the cow: Esmerelda I am worried about this mad cow disease.

Esmeralda: I am not worried - I'm a duck.

Question - which of them is quackers? 212.85.6.26 (talk) 15:00, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

75,000 cases of CJD per year[edit]

You guys blocked my other accounts for 'Vandalism' when I tried to add that there are 75k cases of CJD per year. They are all unblocked now so it's not socking, but I have evidence that there is. As Conservapedia is currently DDOSed, I wanted to bring it up. Also, it's bovine spongiform encephalopathy, not mad cow disease. I come here because this shouldn't be a political issue, so the left and the right should agree on it.

Manuelidis, Elias E. and Laura Manuelidis Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders_ 3 (1989): 100-109 Suggested Links between Different Types of Dementias: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Alzheimer Disease, and Retroviral CNS Infections

"In our own neuropathological material, in 46 cases diagnosed clinically as AD [(Alzheimer's)], 6 cases were proven to be CJD at autopsy [13%}."

13 percent of 600k Alz cases in the US is roughly 75k. I wrote a big essay about this and how it links into asymptomatic BSE transmission, nanoplastics, prions in plants, and am a month away from posting it. So why is it 'vandalism' to add that point? — Unsigned, by: Sievert 81 / talk / contribs

Do you have any references more recent than 1989?--Hastur! (talk) 05:48, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2003/12/30/Mad-Cow-Linked-to-thousands-of-CJD-cases/47861072816318/?ur3=1 2003. They aren't studying it anymore because of what it means for the beef industry. Sievert 81 (talk) 05:55, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
At a glance, while there is research showing that Alzheimer's and mad cow may be related diseases, there's nothing conclusively saying that they are the same things. Moreover if you're claiming a coverup by Big Beef, well, as Sagan said, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence--Hastur! (talk) 06:15, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
No one said that. I'm saying the symptoms are so similar it's getting misdiagnosed, and that paper is evidence. Sievert 81 (talk) 06:17, 17 November 2020 (UTC)