[extropy-chat] Financial Times on transhumanism: The mostdangerousidea on earth?

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Sat May 28 04:55:36 UTC 2005

organ transplants, polio vaccine, breast augmentation, diabetic self
regulation, viagra, cancer cures, among others. There have been
advances in medicine, some significant.

BTW: pennicillin wasn't invented, it was discovered. blue-green mold
'invented' it millenia or more ago....

--- John K Clark <jonkc at att.net> wrote:
> <nvitamore at austin.rr.com> Wrote:
> >  Good article, except:
> >  "... spreading from a handful of
> >  cranks and Star Trek fans into the mainstream and across the
> Atlantic..."
> I would also have to have to disagree with the following statement:
> "The astonishing advances in medicine over the past 20 years."
> The advances in understanding how biology works has indeed been
> astonishing
> but except for a few very rare diseases the advancement in medicine
> has been
> tiny over the last 20 years. The last true breakthrough in medicine
> happened
> more than 50 years ago with the invention of Penicillin, nothing
> since has
> come close.
>   John K Clark
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Mike Lorrey
Vice-Chair, 2nd District, Libertarian Party of NH
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
                                      -William Pitt (1759-1806) 
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