[ExI] does the pedal meet the medal?

Samantha  Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Fri Jun 15 23:05:24 UTC 2007

Unfortunately you largely ignored much of the point of the post.   
Testing per se is not the point.  Anti-enhancement and what if  
anything we individually or collectively can do in the face of it is  
more to the point.

- samantha

On Jun 15, 2007, at 1:13 AM, BillK wrote:

> On 6/15/07, Samantha Atkins wrote:
>> Is it possible to get some of the more promising cognitive drugs out
>> there today like CX717?  Yes I realize it is officially early in the
>> official cycle.  But by the time the "official" cycle is done and it
>> is approved "officially" for strictly non-enhancement use only as per
>> usual I will have experienced several years of lower memory and
>> concentration that I could otherwise have along with many tens of
>> millions of other boomers.   What can be done?    Not 10 years from
>> now if then but now or as close to it as possible?    Can we do
>> nothing but talk and hope to get enough influence some day to
>> influence the "official line"?  I don't think we will ever get there.
>> Not in this country where even something as no-brainer as stem cell R
>> & D (or even R only) has to battle like mad.   So what is to be done?
> Natural stuff is probably easier to obtain.
> You can try ingesting 'natural' stuff like snake venom, cyanide,
> globefish poison, or the nightshade family, etc.
> What do you mean 'It's poison!'. Only in certain dosages, and they
> could be combined with other substances as well. Where's your sense of
> adventure?
> Just because something has a technical name like CX717 doesn't mean
> it's not poison. That's the point of long term testing.
> BillK
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