[ExI] does the pedal meet the medal?
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.
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
> Just because something has a technical name like CX717 doesn't mean
> it's not poison. That's the point of long term testing.
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