I am Avicenna and I am only one. It has come to my attention that you as a group have decided to side with the wrong side of the argument. See, I respected you and liked a lot of your work. I thought your campaign against Scientology was good. While I thought your campaign was faulty, I did see that you were standing up for the truth and for freedom with the whole Assange thing. I don’t think attacking Paypal was a sane thing to do though. However this… this is not good.
See the thing is most human beings don’t know how their food gets to their table. I am quite happy to kill animals for my food and infact understand that we do need animal protein to live a healthy life. People forget that in the west they live in a world of privilege far beyond what most of the world is capable of. Some people forget that they are more privileged than people around them. And you have fallen into that category.
I don’t challenge your knowledge of computing. It’s probably far superior to mine, I am competent enough to work things but not to hack Paypal or shut down the Westboro Baptist Church website. At best I can write a scathing letter. However I do expect people who state that they are smart to understand that their own comprehension has gaps in it. Particularly vis a vis the biology and medical aspects of animal testing. Perhaps in the same way I wouldn’t know what a DDOS attack is without wikipedia, you wouldn’t understand the reason why someone would blind and decapitate a cat solely to see visual centre development alterations in blinded and deafened cats. It’s a horrific mental image right? A scientist blinding new born kittens then guillotining them to see their brains rapidly before the brain structure and activity is lost. It lead to this piece of research.
If you want to hear what it’s like for an adult then look no further.
And it gets better over time as well. The improvements made on the day of the implant keep increasing as your brain begins to get used to the new stimulus. Naomi’s hearing before (the young lady below) on the day of her activation is remarkable enough.
Less than a year down the road a quiet deaf girl has been turned into this.
Anonymous, you should be ashamed of yourselves. We don’t experiment on animals because we are sadists, we do so because we have no other alternatives. Every single reduction of animal us
age, every single legislation and rule and ethical board was done not because of people like Camille Marino or indeed yourselves.
It was done because biologists and doctors figured ways to reduce the usage of animals. A great example is the Clear Blue pregnancy test. A simple stick you pee on. Prior to the invention of that test you actually needed to use a rabbit for the test killing it solely to know if a person was pregnant or not. It was incredibly expensive too, requiring a trained pathologist and a rabbit. Each test was nearly a 100 dollars a pop and took more than a day to do. The clear blue test produces results in under 10 minutes and is so easy that you can do it at home and so cheap that you can buy two tests for under $20. That is progress. And here’s the thing. It was developed using animal experimentation, not by eschewing it and simply throwing progress away.
Remember every single one of us in the west is a product of animal testing. From our pesticides (which have to be tested to be fair lest we have another DDT incident. And we do need pesticides lest you plan to starve) to our medicine and our procedures. We live such comfortable lives due to it, yet we don’t realise it. To you it’s an abomination because you aren’t sick or dying. Christopher Reeves was pro-life before his accident when his world view changed. Being paraplegic made him realise that he was arguing out of privilege prior to that. Likewise you are healthy, so you are arguing out of privilege since you don’t need medicine.
I am sorely disappointed in you Anonymous. Your page on YouTube lists the ever delightful Negotiation is Over, an animal liberation site whose activists shot to infamy a while ago when they called for attacks and the establishment of a culture of fear of death threats, bombs and arson aimed solely at students of biology and by extension medical students. The owner, Camille Marino has threatened to injure quadriplegics despite having claimed to be one (Either she is or was one) herself. Do your research, you have thrown your lot in with hypocrites. Of course, no one really changed anyone’s mind through internet arguments. I will not be supporting Anonymous as long as this stance continues. Your’s Sincerely Avicenna
Do your research, you have thrown your lot in with hypocrites.
Of course, no one really changed anyone’s mind through internet arguments. I will not be supporting Anonymous as long as this stance continues.