From: Van oost Kenneth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 18 Apr 2003 - 19:06:59 GMT
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From: "Grant Callaghan" <email@example.com>
> The world has been whipped up into hysteria over terrorist attacks and
> "weapons of mass destruction." Governments want to ban the publication of
> sensitive scientific research results, and a group of major life sciences
> editors and authors has concurred. Some even suggest an international body
> to police research and publication. Dr. Mae-Wan Ho looks at the current
> epidemic and argues why all of those measures to control bioterrorism are
> misplaced, and what's really needed.
Thanks for your contribution, but saying the words of a man I work with,
" Why do we bother about SARS, if traffic kills, in the US, 50.000 people
a year !? "
The 100 people killed by the disease are just drops in the ocean_ natural
selection, in all its complexity at work, the survival of the fittest....
This may sound hard and unreal, but before bioterrorism becomes a " real "
threat it has do some " real " damage.
Even so, 50.000 deaths or more, we still keep up the pace, don 't we !?
We don 't care, we' re still speeding_ and we do hope, that we won 't
be killed or kill in the process........
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