“Dan Markingson, the 2009 Frank Premack Award, and the “financial incentives that can compromise a doctor’s decision-making” “

Sunday, May 19, 2013-Carl-Fear and Loathing in Bioethics

“Readers of the Star Tribune could be forgiven for thinking that there is only one person at the University of Minnesota who is worried about the current state of human subject protection. In a recent editorial, Aaron Friedman, the Dean of Medicine, ignores the 2500 people who have called for an investigation of the suicide of Dan Markingson and portrays the call as my own personal vanity project.”

“I would’nt exactly call mucking around in the “Human Research Protections” a walk in the park.It’s like a field trip to your local sewer plant only the sewer plant is called the “Petunia Pit”.Only the guides act as if the whole operation is a trip to Macy’s. Or don’t want to speak of it at all.”-JaySinn

“What you of the CHOAM directorate seem unable to understand is that you seldom find real loyalties in commerce. When did you last hear of a clerk giving his life for the company? Perhaps your deficiency rests in the false assumption that you can order men to think and cooperate. This has been a failure of everything from religions to general staffs throughout history. General staffs have a long record of destroying their own nations. As to religions, I recommend a rereading of Thomas Aquinas.
As to you of CHOAM, what nonsense you believe! Men must want to do things out of their own innermost drives. People, not commercial organizations or chains of command, are what makes great civilizations work. Every civilization depends upon the quality of the individuals it produces. If you over-organize humans, over-legalize them, suppress their urge to greatness–they cannot work and their civilization collapses.
– A letter to CHOAM Attributed to the Preacher”
Frank Herbert

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