Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Blinkered anti-science fanaticism

Early this morning, approximately 700 agents of the British government-pharmaceutical complex were involved in the late-night arrests of 30 animal rights activists suspected of having ties to the campaign to close Huntington Life Sciences, sometimes referred to as Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty (SHAC).

Undercover investigations have repeatedly demonstrated severe neglect and cruelty in the Huntington labs. Much information is available on the Internet.

As of May 1, at 10:00 am central time, there were already more than 125 news items available on line. One was the Guardian Unlimited report titled: Animal rights militants losing the war

The part that caught my eye was the comment:
Much of it has been down to the shared resolve of the government and city investors involved in medical research to fight back against what they perceive as blinkered anti-science fanaticism.
Well, I don’t want to be a blinkered anti-science fanatic, so I’ve decided to set morality aside and embrace all things science. And since you dear reader probably don’t want to be a blinkered anti-science fanatic either, let me warn you of a few cases that those despicable blinkered fanatics use to sow doubt about Science:

1. The Nazi doctors.
2. The Tuskegee syphilis experiments.
3. Dr. J. Marion Sims.
4. Unit 731.
5. Project MKULTRA.
6. And all of these important scientific projects.

Repeat after me, all you free-thinkers:

I pledge allegiance to scientists and Science, and to the power and wealth for which they stand, one mind-set, indivisible, with faith and confidence in all.

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