[LMB] No lefties in the Nexus

Fred Smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Thu Oct 3 16:51:20 BST 2019

On Thu, Oct 03, 2019 at 09:52:05AM -0500, Luke Bretscher wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 3:28 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I'm just wondering where they drew the line.
> The most looming part of this question to me is what to do about
> mental conditions that aren't unmitigated negatives. Being
> manic-depressive isn't exactly fun, but how many artists would you
> eliminate by taking it out of the gene pool? I don't think anyone
> thinks severe autism is beneficial, but many people with mild autism
> use that different perspective to get things done in ways that
> neurotypicals couldn't. And I'm sure there are more places where this
> issue is fraught. Personally, I'd approach the issue quite
> conservatively, only allowing suppression of the most obviously
> debilitating conditions.
> Luke

Even things like sickle-cell anemia aren't 100% bad. it apparently 
serves as a mitigation for malaria, helpful for those who only have
one gene for it. it's only when the fetus gets two that it becomes
a major problem.

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