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  • n. A mistake of biological science that endangers humankind.


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bio- +‎ error, to rhyme with bioterror (and rarely seen without it).


  • A few years ago, Lord Martin Rees, who holds three of the most distinguished titles in the scientific world (Astronomer Royal; Master of Trinity College, Cambridge; and head of the 350-year-old Royal Society, London) offered a $1,000 wager that bioterror or bioerror would unleash a catastrophic event claiming one million lives in the next two decades.

    The Age of Pandemics

  • In the next decades, the most pressing of all dangers will be the threat of bioterror and bioerror.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Rees is willing to bet one thousand dollars that by the year 2020, "bioterror or bioerror will lead to one million casualties in a single event."

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Reducing the threat from bioerror and bioterror is an even more important goal.

    Web Edition | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

  • From the Utopian corner we’ve the end of racism, 4-day working weeks and immortality, with dystopias pitching bioterror and bioerror, lessons in defence against robot attacks for school children and, depending on your take on it all, a world government.

    The Tomorrow People | Impact Lab

  • Martin Rees, Britain’s Astronomer Royal, a professor at Cambridge University, has bet $1,000 that an instance of bioterror or bioerror will take a million lives before the year 2020.

    Technological Nightmares (Lecture)~ Terror and Error


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