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SP and Earth Operations Central. All comments are strictly my unsupported
opinion unless based upon promotional blurb extracted from the websites
linked herein. This is by no means an exhaustive nor definitive list, and no
particular recommendation nor assurance of solvency or utility is to be
inferred from a listing herein.
Human experimentation is a subject which calls too-rapidly to mind the
horrors and atrocities of Axis scientists during the Second World War.
That can't happen here, you say, this is, after all, North America. But it
seems that it can. I will spare you pointers to assorted people alleging
that they themselves have been the subject of human experimentation, you can
find those links on the Love, Espionage &
Weird Federal Dope Page.
The point of this page is to enlighten you to the exact degree that it is
legally-permissible to engage in experimentation upon human subjects without
their informed consent. In the United States of America, there is a huge
degree of latitude. Informed consent is simply, at present, not required.
While you could, for instance, file assault charges on some mad doctor for
shooting you full of bizarre chemicals of unknown effect, there is simply no
law on record which specifically details whether or not he is required to
tell you what those chemicals were - nor have you any recourse to legal
remedy for having been subjected to unknown chemicals in the absence of your
informed consent. You can be experimented upon by your doctor, by someone
else's doctor, in fact, you can be experimented upon by any person at any
time and in any manner they can get away with. I'd love to give a stirring
speech about how you must know your rights, but at present, you don't have
Regulation and Regulatory Affairs and
- Department of Energy Human
Subjects Database. Courtesy of Johns Hopkins University.
- National Bioethics Advisory
- Protection of
Human Subjects: Informed Consent a Food & Drug Administration Paper.
A more readable HTMLized version is here (provided
of course that Earth Operations Central's
District Office is up and serving, generally from 1300 to 100 hours ZULU.
- Senator John Glenn's introductory comments on
S.193 which would for the first time begin to apply the rule of law to
experimentation on unknowing subjects in this country.
Scary Current Research
- Ethical, Legal
& Social Issues in Science - from Lawrence Berkely National
- Panic Attack Research One.
- Panic Attack Research Two.
- Panic Attack Research Three.
Read closely and you can see a potential for a chemical reign of terror. Be
very very afraid - if you're not, application of some of these chemicals
will make sure you are very, very afraid.
- Go to the Business MetaIndex Page.
- Visit the Computing MetaIndex Page.
- Visit the Sciences MetaIndex Page.
- Visit the Earth Operations Central District Office.
Try a Glimpse HTTP Search
(searches HTML content).
- Go back to the main EarthOps Homepage.