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To: Poundstone
This kind of therapy should be made available in the US. Ridiculous that it isn’t.

That's what pregnant American women said about that miracle morning-sickness drug which was only available in Europe. You know - thalidomide.

9 posted on 06/14/2008 8:18:01 AM PDT by nina0113 (If fences don't work, why does the White House have one?)
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To: nina0113

Why don’t you go put on a full body condom, a respirator and a helmet? That will protect you from most anything that could go wrong.

Sometimes we as scientists make mistakes. It happens. Making the analogy that you have here is a false one and you should think it through a little bit more.

We’re taught to manage risk as best as we can, but at some point you have to decide, release your product or scrap the research. Nothing in life is 100% assured or safe, and there’s no reason to pretend that it should be.


11 posted on 06/14/2008 8:23:38 AM PDT by AntiKev ("The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena." - Carl Sagan)
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