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.