Re: Closet biologists story

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 15:53:53 MST

On Tue, Jan 22, 2002 at 10:05:27AM -0800, wrote:
> Interesting -- both from the point of view of terrorism concerns but also from how many people are able to do independent biological research.

Indeed. It is not unlike the computer subcultures, although software is
usually somewhat cheaper and easier to work with.

It may be necessary to safeguard these subcultures in the age of anthrax
scares and pressure from content provider associations; even if most of
it is useless the right to independent inquiry and development is
extremely important for all of us. There are likely some pressure groups
who would love to force a "professionalization" onto biomedicine and
computer science in order to make them more controllable.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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