Re: Theos-World Re: To Jerry, on Pseudo Scholars
Mar 16, 2006 09:04 PM
by Bart Lidofsky
You're certainly old enough to remember the My Lai massacre in Viet
Yes. A group of soldiers went wild, killing a bunch of innocent people.
Other soldiers stopped them, and the higher ups tried to cover up the
incident. Has nothing to do with pseudo scientists.
The American Army's experimentation that involved
withholding treatment of syphilis without the knowledge of patients
in order to study them was the American thing to do.
First of all, it was not faking results of experiments. Second of all,
it was at a time when, for the group of people in question, the cure was
more dangerous than the disease. The crime was not telling the people
that they were not being treated, so that they could receive more
effective and safer treatments as they became available.
> The CIA's
experiments giving LSD to their own scientists without their
knowledge in order to study them ranks at the top of heinous.
And the people who did those were evil, as well. But evil is not the
same thing as faking science. And they were all done on a small scale by
people taking the law into their own hands, not as official action on
all levels of government, as the faking of results in the Soviet Union
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