Washington Metro Objectivism Discussion (WMOD) May 16, 1995 Meeting How Government Funding Politicizes Science: The Case of HIV The Tuesday May 16 meeting of WMOD will feature a talk by controversial author Brian Ellison. Ellison argues that government control over the funding of scientific research distorts that research and therefore has adverse consequences. He gives several examples from history, with the most recent one being the rejection of alternatives to the hypothesis that HIV causes AIDS. Bryan Ellison is a Phd candidate in molecular and cell biology at UC Berkeley and has written for publications as diverse as Cancer Research, Carcinogenesis, Policy Review, and Spin. He and Dr. Duesberg co-wrote the 1994 book, Why We Will Never Win the War on AIDS (Inside Story Communications). Ellison has also appeared on Nightline and other radio and television news programs. When and Where? Note that this months meeting is on Tuesday, not Wednesday. Join us for dinner on Tuedsay 5/16 at 7 pm and/or for the talk at 8:15 pm at the Fortune Chinese Restaurant at Baileys Xroads, VA on Route 7 between 7 Corners and Columbia Pike (5900 Leesburg Pike 703/998-8888). You can take METRO to the West Falls Church stop and then take METRO buses 29A or 29B East on Route 7 toward Baileys Xroads. The Fortune is on this route. After the meeting we can give you a ride back to a METRO station. WMOD has arranged for a $15 fixed price dinner (including tax and tip). Or you can order from the menu. Please RSVP to WMOD before noon Tuesday 5/16/95 for the dinner and/or the talk so that we can tell the restaurant how many tables to set up. DC AREA CALENDAR * 1995 WMOD meetings are genrally held on the third Wednesday of each at the Fortune restaurant, but locations and dates may vary. * 5/21 Climb Old Rag Mountain, second annual WMOD and friends hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Call Dave Saum at 703/820-7696 for more information. * No. VA Classical Liberal Get Together - held 4-6 PM on the first Sunday of each month in Fairfax, VA Contact Louis James 703/273-5762(h) or 703/934-6970(w) or Email:firstname.lastname@example.org * 5/25 Vienna Coffee Club - Charles K. Rowley, Director of the Locke Insitute will speak on "What is Dead and Alive in Classical Liberalism" at the Tysons Marriott. Sponsored by the Future of Freedom Foundation, RSVP Carl Helstrom at 703/934-6969) * 7/8-7/15 Institute for Objectivist Studies Summer Philosophy Seminar - at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. For more information, contact IOS@mcimail.com, phone 914/471-6100. ------------------- NOTE: WMOD is an independent group and does not necessarily endorse any of the other groups or activities above. To keep informed about WMOD and related activities, send your email address and/or snail mail address to: +----------------------+-----------------------------+ |Dave Saum |Email : DSaum at infiltec.com | |Infiltec |Tel : 703/820-7696 | |PO Box 8007 |Fax : 703/671-9350 | |Falls Church, VA 22041|"Sapere aude" (dare to know) | +----------------------+-----------------------------+
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