October 15, 2004
Liberty News |
From Richard Glen Boire of the Center for
Cognitive Liberty & Ethics
Due to a shortfall in
fundraising, the CCLE was forced to lay-off Stephanie Anderson, one the
brightest and coolest people we've ever worked with. She's been an employee
since 2000, and we're very sorry to see her leave. With Stephanie a free
agent, that leaves just Wrye Sententia and myself at the helm.
With just the two of us here, we're working harder than ever on the
public education aspect of our work. Two people working alone can't change
the world, but by educating and inspiring others, we hope to serve as
fulcrums for a much wider and deeper examination of the importance of
freedom of thought. Now some specifics:
IN THE NEWS:
I was just honored as 1 of 18 "revolutionary minds redefining science" by
SEED Magazine. The actual magazine version also features my
back-of-an-envelope drawing depicting cognitive liberty as the massive
hidden part of a Constitutional Rights iceberg. It just hit newsstands.
My comments about the DEA's Microgram publication going public after decades
of secrecy, are now available online by following the above link to the
article in Reason Magazine written by Michael Erard.
Injecting Tyranny (Pharmacotherapy #1)
The same issue of Reason (see above) has a good article by Jacob Sullum,
based on the CCLE's Pharamacotherapy Report.
Vaccinating Against Vice (Pharmacotherapy #2)
BetterHumans.com published a lengthy article on pharmacotherapy and other
neuropolicing developments, featuring many quotes from the CCLE's Stephanie
Pharmacotherapy Report is here:
If you're interested in what the future of the drug war could look like,
don't miss this report. The CCLE spent over a year researching and preparing
it. You can download it free. Please spread the word.
Memory Management Drugs, Now in Romanian
If you speak Romanian (or have Romanian-speaking friends), check out the new
translation of one of my articles on some of the cognitive liberty issues
related to pharmaceuticals designed to boost or attenuate memory.
Drug Testing for Mushrooms? - New Ask Dr. Shulgin Answer
The good doctor has answered another question. Check it out, and ask your
The Prospect of Human Enhancementhttp://www.thecbc.org/redesigned/research_display.php?id=118>
CCLE director, Wrye Sententia will be speaking on in Washington D.C. for
an October 29th panel debate with President's Council on Bioethics Chair,
Leon Kass; council member William Hurlbut of Stanford U; Chair of the World
Transhumanist Association, Nick Bostrom, and Andrew Kimbrell, Executive
Director International Center for Technology Assessment. Sententia will
address how the President's Council on Bioethics Report: "Beyond Therapy:
Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness" while purporting to support
such foundational clauses in support of human freedom and happiness in the
US Declaration of Independence, in fact presupposes and dictates just what
that happiness or freedom is or should be.
Ethical, Legal and Societal Implications of Advances in
Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, and Neurotechnologies
CCLE director, Wrye Sententia, and CCLE advisor,
Zack Lynch, will be at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
Annual Meeting. Zack Lynch will be speaking on the Saturday, Oct. 30th panel
on: "Ethical, Legal and Societal Implications of Advances in Neuroscience,
Cognitive Science, and Neurotechnologies."
"Under the Influence" Book Release Party in NYC
have a piece "On Cognitive Liberty" in the new book "Under the Influence"
released later this month by the Disinformation Company. They're having a
release party in NYC. I'll be in California, but if you're in NYC this will
definitely be the place to spend your evening.
For more info about the book, see:
The party is here:
October 21, 2004, From 9PM to 4AM
Music by (UTI Editor) Preston Peet and DJ Ness (Slipper Room),Expands Your
Mind, Go-Go Girls Delirium Tremens and Lady Ace Light Your Fire.
Come celebrate this literary landmark with the editor and contributors
In Manhattan's Lower East Side:
@ Uncle Ming's
225 Avenue B Second Floor
(between 13th and 14th Sts.)
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