Organized Efforts To Promote Funding
dashley at TENET.EDU
Mon Feb 27 08:59:36 EST 1995
Is there any organized effort in your community to promote awareness of
life extension research? Beyond all the glamorized claims of vitamins
and creams and pyramid schemes?
False claims have produced a skeptical public, resistent to legitimate
scientific progress. Genuine advances are quickly dismissed as unrealistic.
On 26 Feb 1995, Rick Abrams wrote:
> In article <Pine.SOL.3.91.950225170433.8301A-100000 at corona>,
> Patrick O'Neil <patrick at corona> wrote:
> >On 24 Feb 1995, Brian Rauchfuss - PCD wrote:
> >> If significant life-extension is available but is denied, is this really
> >> different from mass-murder? Would it not be better, at least to offer
> >> people the choice between reproduction and life-extension (note that 2 or
> >> less children per couple does not create an exponential population problem).
> >No it would not be murder. No one has a "right" to life extension any
> >more than they have a right to transplant organs. When doctors withold
> >treatment for a patient for varied or sundry reasons, it is cannot be
> >considered murder. Since when did you or I have an inalienable right to
> >chemotherapy. You cannot take a hospital or doctor to court for murder
> >if you are not given such a treatment. The contrary view would then be
> Now I can agree with this, let's say a doctor refuses to
> treat you for aesthetic reasons, to wit, he doesn't like
> your face..... Yeah, sounds okay to me, I llliiikkkeee that!
> '...varied or sundry reasons' -- works for me.
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