quimico at quimico at
Wed Oct 8 06:33:06 EST 1997

Today, we are seeing a reseacher dig for the remains of miners
killed in the Spanish Flu epidemics. Given the Norwegian climate,
it's conceivable that some viable virus remain there.
What I want to discuss is:
1) Does he have a right to risk the lives of millions of human beings?
2) He is human, and fallible, and, by consequence so are his
safety criterions and measures. Can he be trusted with such
3)Is it ethical that such a risky reserch be initiated when almost
none of the persons whose life is put in jeopardy by his research
has any way of relating to the reserch ( how it is done, safety measures,
etc.) ? Isn't it awfully authoritarian?

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