Repost from Foresight re nt hazards

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Tue Jan 16 2001 - 18:36:35 MST

"Arguing that we are all safe because self-replicating molecular machine
systems are impossible," Merkle writes, "and then providing arguments to
support this claim that fail to withstand even modest scrutiny, does
little to reassure anyone. Bad science is bad science, and incorrect
statements in support of what you believe are good public policies are,
in the end, counterproductive."

For the complete text of Ralph Merkle's commentary, see:

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