[LMB] No lefties in the Nexus

Lorelei Kaena lorelei.kaena at gmail.com
Thu Oct 3 19:32:05 BST 2019


> What else did they remove from the gene pool? Eye problems? Yes please.
> Same for hearing defects. Allergies - oh sweet spirits yes. No more allergies.
> Parkinsons - sure. Arthritis and Rheumatism? Gout? (Please note, I don't
> have ALL of the above. Sheesh.)  Down syndrome? And all those cruel
> chromosomal defects that cause life-limiting conditions. All gone - so
> much heartbreak avoided. Bipolar and schizophrenia? Probably gone too.


Bolding mine. 

Since none of this is actually in the Vorkosigan text, and actually goes against the written text in the Barrayar omnibus and beyond, how is this not a call or wish for eugenics? 

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Turlach 



> On 3 Oct 2019, at 04:27, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> What else did they remove from the gene pool? Eye problems? Yes please.
> Same for hearing defects. Allergies - oh sweet spirits yes. No more allergies.
> Parkinsons - sure. Arthritis and Rheumatism? Gout? (Please note, I don't
> have ALL of the above. Sheesh.)  Down syndrome? And all those cruel
> chromosomal defects that cause life-limiting conditions. All gone - so
> much heartbreak avoided. Bipolar and schizophrenia? Probably gone too.


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