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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:41 pm 
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Hello all,

I've been lurking here for about a year and finally decided to join. I'm from the Mid-Atlantic region. My name PA is not for Pennsylvania - it is an old nickname given to me in graduate school. I'm in science, but just revised my profile so people don't assume that by "Scientist" that I mean vivisection. However, about this time last year, I met some folks who are associated with that field (MDs who design and run clinical trials for pharma / biotech companies). They were discussing the issue of animal rights and vivisection and medical advances and it intrigued me enough to start looking on the web for forums in order to learn more.

Some of the forums I came across on both sides of the spectrum are a bit over the top - either you have to be in line with their thinking, or you are banned. Others have folks who are just way too insulting and not willing to approach things with an open mind. I'm looking to learn more on the subject, so I just wanted to find a place with a "proper balance". This place seems pretty good overall. Please note, this is my first forum, so I've not given much personal information - too wary of its possible mis-use by trolls or others - hope that is ok - I hope over time to become more savvy at this and even use the smileys. At this point, just getting a coherent message is a success for me in my book.

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Welcome to the boards PA!
I wouldn't worry about being coherent.. most of us aren't. :D

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Welcome PA, I hope you find what you seek here.

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Welcome PA. I think you will find this to be one of the most accomodating forums on the net. :D

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PA Welcome

there definitely is balance here and that's a good thing...it's how
you learn new things.

I would advise to never post personal information no matter how
much of an experienced forum member you become here, there, anywhere.

join us in our 'lively' debates.

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