In a message dated 00-01-04 15:34:01 EST, you write:
<< Another category: terrorist organizations. There are a number of groups
currently active which are making physical attacks on scientific labs and
harassing scientists. The most prominent that I know of in the USA are
PETA, the Animal Liberation Front, and Reclaim the Seeds. In Europe, 70
labs researching genetically engineered crops have been attacked.
Groups like this can have a chilling affect on research. I used to work in
an entomology department, and no one there would do flea and tick research
because they were afraid of animal rights groups. (Fleas and ticks require
Recently an animal rights group claimed to have sent out envelopes to
scientists booby-trapped with razor blades:
More of the same:
While I agree with the points made earlier that we should try to consider
every opponent a potential ally, people who have resorted to the use of
violence and vandalism are beyond reason.
Actually, I would classify terrorist groups under "Anti-Transhumanism" as
such groups do not practice tolerance or non-coercion, even though many of
them are likely to be completely unaware of transhumanism.
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