Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 26 Jul 1999 13:06:25 -0700 (PDT)

> While there may be a lot of useful information at
> one of the underlying themes there seems to be that all nutrients and drugs
> should be controlled by terrocrats, and that terrocrats should require
> medical licensing and have the authority to approve or deny the sale of
> certain substances...

Yes, is overly regulation-friendly. Many libertarian sites are quack-friendly. While neither of those is a great combination, both nonetheless contain valuable information. I don't think extropians will have any trouble ignoring the political undertones of Quackwatch. As a libertarian, I would not choose to use state force to shut down a naturopath or a supplement seller or even a psychic--but that doesn't mean I approve of them or would want my daughter to marry one. I would not call the cops on a homeopath, nor would I prevent neo-Nazis from publishing a newsletter, but I would not allow either one in my house. Libertarian politics do not preclude moral judgment.

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