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Friday, August 13, 2010

Nanny State Wins

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the controversy concerning the completely voluntary and anonymous DNA sampling offered to incoming freshman. Well, today the state Department of Public Health put an end to the project. Apparently they were concerned freshmen might misinterpret the results.

Of course, they could have simply required the school to put a disclaimer on the results advising not to take the results as a medical diagnosis. But that wasn't enough for the nanny state. Nope, citizens, including the best and brightest who are admitted to Cal, aren't responsible enough to make their own decisions. So instead, no one gets to see the results, even if they want to.

Thank you government.

1 comment:

calsfl.com said...

I took the liberty of quoting this post in a blog entry about the same issue on the Students for Liberty website:
http://calsfl.com/2010/08/17/welcome-to-cal-please-send-us-your-dna/