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Subject: Press release re 5th European Symposium on Non-Lethal Weapons, Ettlingen, Germany, 11-13 May 2009
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European Parliament resolution A4-0005/1999 Para 27 "Calls for an international convention introducing a global ban on all developments and deployments of weapons which might enable any form of manipulation of human beings."
1 Symposium Papers
The following papers are to be presented at the Social Implication discussion forum, 13:30 – 16:00, Monday 1 May 2009, of
5th European Symposium on Non-lethal Weapons
Venue: Stadthalle Ettlingen, Ettlingen, Germany
Electromagnetic weapons and human rights
Walter Madliger (Switzerland) and Andreas Friedberger (Germany)
Ethical and societal implications of capacity for privacy-invasive remote interrogation and behavioural influence applications
John Allman (UK) – see www.slavery.org.uk/nlw5.htm
2 Evening Reception and Press Conference
A bi-lingual reception (German and English), for symposium attendees, the press and the interested general public, is being hosted by: Walter Madliger (Switzerland), Andreas Friedberger (Germany), Swetlana Schunin (Germany - subject to confirmation), Harlan Girard (USA) and John Allman (UK), at
Hotel Watthalden, Pforzheimer Str.67a 76275 Ettlingen
Tuesday 12 May 2009, 19:30 – 23:00
3 Demonstration outside the symposium venue
As in 2007, at the 4th (biennial) symposium, there will be a small but multi-nationality, peaceful political demonstration, in support of the agenda of European Parliament Resolution A4-0005/1999 Para 27, outside the symposium venue (the Stadhalle, Ettlingen), for the duration of the symposium.
In The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn argued that science does not progress via a linear accumulation of new knowledge, but undergoes periodic revolutions, also called "paradigm shifts" , in which the nature of scientific inquiry within a particular field is abruptly transformed. In general, science is broken up into three distinct stages. Prescience, which lacks
a central paradigm, comes first. This is followed by "normal science", when scientists attempt to enlarge the central paradigm by "puzzle-solving". Thus, the failure of a result to conform to the paradigm is seen not as refuting the paradigm, but as the mistake of the researcher. As anomalous results build up, science reaches a crisis, at which point a new paradigm, which subsumes the old results along with the anomalous results into one framework, is accepted. This is termed revolutionary science.