Re: SOC/BIO: Frito-Lay campaign

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Tue Feb 22 2000 - 07:59:58 MST

From: Max More <>

>Greg, I agree with you on the silicone implant business. But I
>think you're conceding too much here. I don't really know what
>people thought about smoking earlier, but I would *not* make a
>blanket statement that Thalidomide is "bad". It's actually a
>tremendously effective and safe drug--for everyone *except*
>pregnant women. Banning it entirely was an overreaction that
>deprived many people of its benefits. The sensible response would
>have been to require regular pregnancy tests (or only prescribe it
>for men) rather than banning it. I believe there have recently
>been some moves towards reintroducing it carefully.

Actually if I remember correctly Thalidomide is only a problem for
people with a specific B vitamin deficiency.

They now package the proper dose directly in the pill, eliminating
the problem.


Extropy Institute,
Adler Planetarium
Life Extension Foundation,
National Rifle Association,, 1.800.672.3888
Mars Society,
Ameritech Data Center Chicago, IL, Local 134 I.B.E.W

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Thu Jul 27 2000 - 14:04:02 MDT