[LMB] No lefties in the Nexus

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Thu Oct 3 18:36:46 BST 2019

> On Oct 3, 2019, at 8:52 AM, Luke Bretscher <rocketman0739 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

There are times when aggressive, sociopathic, psycopathic, or even narcissistic characterics are useful.

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