Re: SOC/BIO: Reaction to New Zealand Pharmaceutical Ranching Project

From: Robert Bradbury (
Date: Mon Jan 17 2000 - 08:43:25 MST

On Sun, 16 Jan 2000, Damien Broderick wrote:

> Hmm. That ole debbil Frankenfood. Here's a cute little bit of scientific
> wisdom I belatedly stumbled over at
> an interview with Dr Alan Kerr by Oz science broadcaster Robyn Williams.
> There are some aspects of science that concern me. A recent book by
> Damien Broderick called 'The Last Mortal Generation' scared me witless.
> His thesis is that within a generation or two, science will have
> conquered death and that humans will become immortal. Have you ever
> thought of the consequences to society and the environment of such
> an achievement? If you're anything like me, there might be a few
> sleepless nights ahead of you. Why don't the greenies get stuck
> into this potentially horrifying area of science, instead of attacking
> genetic engineering with all its promise for agriculture and the
> environment?

Oh, great, now thats just really really great!! Damien had to go and
stir up the short-sighted so now they want to have the greens tarring
and feathering the pro-longevists... I knew this was going to happen.

Geesh, you think in Australia of all places they might like to have
a few more people. Get the population density up a bit and you have
economic justification for increasing the pub density to a level more
like London. And that of course can't be seen by a bad thing to
the average mate!


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