Wednesday, May 18, 2005

What a quote!

"We could really speed up the whole process of drug improvement if we did not have all the rules on human experimentation. If companies were allowed to use clinical trials in Third World countries, paying a lot of poor people to take risks that you wouldn't take in a developed country, we could speed up technology quickly. But because of the Holocaust ..."

says Mr. Fukuyama, a member of the President's Council on Bioethics and the director of the Human Biotechnology Governance Project.


Gaurav said...

Hi Priya,

The 'Mr. Fukuyama' in your quote is Francis Fukuyama, author of The End of History, a book most remembered for its egregiously inaccurate predictions regarding ideological conflict and the future of the world.

I wouldn't worry too much about what Mr. Fukuyama says!

Girl With Big Eyes said...

It's that thought that stands out like a thorn in that good article!

djQuickTip said...

Actually if you think about the quote, it does make sense and it's almost brilliant. It is just that we are all mired in political correctness that we find it morally reprehensible.