On 14 Feb 1995, Don Ashley wrote:
>> Have you been reading our publications on the ramifications and benefits
> of curing the 'old age disease'? Your solutions to typical resistance
> parallel what we have discussed in our groups.
>> It is highly refreshing to meet an independent thinker who does not think
> like sheep.
Ah-hem. I am hardly a "sheep." I am a scientist who actually does
molecular biology research and, on top of that, some of the work involves
the much touted telomerase enzyme, aka, cancer research. I actually think
about this stuff without letting personal emotional bias interfer. Would
I LIKE to live twice as long? Emphatically yes, BUT my personal
selfishness cannot EVER be allowed to cause greater harm to the people,
not the planet, as a whole. I would rather live a natural, evolutionarily
determined span rather than act selfishly and hurt ALL other people and
the rest of the creatures that exist WITH us as a consequence, IGNORED, of
my life-extension tinkerings.
There ARE consequences and homo sapiens cannot account for, nor control
all of them. Hell, we can't even control more than SOME of them.