- Jun 25, 2018
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- Melbourne, Victoria
You're obviously stuck on being offended despite my apology, which is fine. Maybe you have some residual guilt that you need to sort out. It must be hard to do stuff like that to animals you love, even if it is for the betterment of those animals.It wasn't part of a formal study. I was also employed in animal houses etc at the time, but experimenting with mite control methods was on my own dime and time. Feel free to resume hating me.
It says something about you that you'd immediately think that someone doing their best to help animals, who had spent a lot of time researching and educating others, who had studied and become a qualified biologist, was a sadist for putting into use what they'd learned for the sole purpose of better caring for animals, because of an experiment which caused zero suffering to any animals.
Unfortunately, there is no way to find the safety limits without going slightly beyond them. The information at the time simply was not available. To my knowledge, no one has ever done this research in a formal capacity, and most of the information I see online about it today, about 20 years later, is based on guesswork and supposition and is quite incorrect, and I only know that because I've done the first hand experimentation. I can absolutely say without any doubt that the many animals I've been able to directly treat personally because of what I learned, as well as indirectly by advising others over the last 20 years or so because of what I learned in those experiments gained far, far more benefit than the zero animals harmed during the experiments. If you want to call me sadistic for that, hey, power to you. I generally get no abuse for literally eating animals which I can literally buy dead at the supermarket, and people don't get furious at you when you forget to cook or eat all of it and some of your chicken casserole ends up in the garbage, with that death entirely wasted, but when an animal is used to gain knowledge to help countless others, apparently it's 'sadism'.
Fun fact, the first time I logged into APS I was in a laboratory with a gecko in experimental apparatus hooked up to a computer, recording measurements. I was browsing while the experiment was taking place and that's when I found this site. That was part of formal research within an institution, so I suppose you don't need to be angry at me about that. Funnily enough, the colony of geckoes at that institution had mite issue which was solved by the use of a treatment which had been worked out by someone carrying out non institution-based research.
Enjoy your pork chops/chicken wings/fish/bolognese tonight.
But once again I'll say, maybe next time put what you are saying in context for those of us who don't have your resume tattooed on our forearms for quick reference. Despite what you may believe and what your sanctimonious speechs imply no one is born with the genetic knowledge of who you are and what you have done during your life.
Congratulations on becoming a biologist and all the extremely important work you do. It sounds like the scientific community would be at an absolute loss without you and your amazing work. Keep up the great work!