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
 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:cmp@gmu.edu

 * 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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