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1 2nd July 03:04
howard lovy
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Sent to the Precautionary Principle's Office

Jared Blumenfeld , director of San Francisco's Department of the
Environment, gives an effective defense of the Precautionary Principle
in Monday's San Francisco Chronicle. He urges that 'environmental
decision-making be based on rigorous science' But the alarm bells go off
for nanotech advocates when he writes: 'Unfortunately, in today's
regulatory system, lack of proof of harm is usually misinterpreted as
proof of safety.' I'm not sure if that's a 'misinterpretation,' or
simply the human urge to progress despite an element of risk. If we
didn't have the instinct for taking risks, I'd be chiseling this message
on a cave wall. The full commentary is on Howard Lovy's NanoBot:

http://nanobot.blogspot.com/2003_08_03_nanobot_archive.html#106012172769537072
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