I’ve been reviewing the scientific claims that the Society promoted through the Golden Age magazine (later replaced by the Awake).
Each statement comes from an official publication of the WTBTS. While this material goes back many years so do JW’s beliefs that were and still are promoted as the ‘truth’.
A more up to date account of JW science and medicine and many other great topics........ can be found on jwfacts.com
The science of the Watchtower plus an occasional face palm I couldn’t resist.
“Color and Physiognomy..........A blue nose..... is a symbol of austerity, with perhaps a prudish tinge.....The size of the nose, as also the size of the eyes, is not without significance. The small-nosed man cannot have a judicial mind, whatever his other excellencies may be. And a man whose nose upturns can no more be expected to administer justice than a pug dog can be expected to act as a shepherd.”
Golden Age Jan 19 1921 pg. 224
“Vaccination never prevented anything and never will and is the most barbarous practice...........Use your rights as American citizens to forever abolish the devilish practice of vaccination (which) has never prevented smallpox any more then serum injection has prevented typhoid.........” Golden-Age Oct 12 1921
“.................nearly all sickness and disease and physical and mental imperfection, are due to a failure of the body’s ‘mills and factories’ to manufacture standard projects (???).........remain independent of doctors who employ drugs, medications, vaccines, serums and surgical operations for diseased conditions” Golden-Age Jul 5 1922
“But the dog-rabies-vaccine imposition is the latest! When it has been shown conclusively that there is no such thing as rabies! ..............Vaccinations summed up is the most unhygienic, barbaric, filthy, abhorrent and most dangerous system known. It’s vile poison taints, corrupts and pollutes the blood of the healthy resulting in ulcers, syphilis......tuberculosis, cancer, tetanus, insanity and death”
Golden-Age Jan 1 1923
“It has never been proven that a single disease is due to germs.” Golden-Age Jan 16 1924 (This was a dozen years after medicine had proven bacteria and viruses caused most diseases)
(Speaking about the resurrection after 1925 when there would be the start of the new world and no death....... the writer suggests the following in TWTP pg 228 on how to recruit decorators to redecorate the homes that would now be available.) “You will have secured the services of the best decorators you can find. Some of them used to be undertakers; but since there are no more people dying, they have to seek some new occupation. Their experience as undertakers prepared them to become decorators with very little difficulty.”
“Pastor Russell....discussed the mysteries of.......mental telepathy, mind reading and women’s intuition.” Golden-Age Feb 15 1925 pg 332-3
(After maintaining that there would be ‘no slip ups’ about the importance of 1925 the Society tells those who were greatly disappointed that ) “Some anticipated that the work would end in 1925..................The difficulty was that the friends inflated their imagination beyond reason......” WT Aug 1 1926 pg 232
..........coolies (Orientals).....cutthroats and murderers...” Golden Age Mar 10 1926
(the) 'Flood may have been caused by all of the other planets being on one side of the earth simultaneously. God may have inserted the “youngest” planet Neptune on the other side to act as a gravitational corrective to make sure it cannot happen again!’ Golden-Age Jun 16 1926 pg 583
“Human footprints seven feet long found in California.” Golden-Age Jane 13 1926
“Disease (is caused by) fermentation and heat.........not germs. GA Aug 25 1926
“....current agitation over birth control (is evidence that) the ‘New Age’ is at hand.” GA Apr 7 1926
“Air baths are good for preventing colds. What you do is strip naked mornings and evenings and then bob up and down for a while.” Golden-Age Feb 1926 pg 310
Who could ask for better advice!