April 09, 2008

An Editorial in Biological Psychiatry takes a stand for medical research, and against acts of terrorism that target medical researchers. The 87 authors of the editorial say they wish to not only declare their stance against these increasingly violent acts, but also to emphasize the important role of non-human primate research.
  • Interesting.
  • He seems to be casting that "terrorism" net a little wide, if you ask me. Yes, violent acts are reprehensible, but there are a few points in the essay where I get the feeling he wouldn't be entirely displeased if Homeland Security just rounded up the whole of PETA and sent them to Guantanamo.
  • "I would like to present a few well reasoned objections against your emotional responses to my work. Because that always works."