[LMB] No lefties in the Nexus
ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Thu Oct 3 19:32:45 BST 2019
I can think of a bunch of traits I'd want to at least look at editing out.
Tendencies towards cancer and Alzheimer's, just for starters. There's a
lot of traits that "run in families" that I don't think anybody would
miss. What, I wonder, would the royal families of Europe be willing to pay
me now to make sure that Victoria's hemophilia no longer threatens them?
As for handedness...maybe we don't see lefties because nobody particularly
comments about it?
On Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 12:37 PM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
> > On Oct 3, 2019, at 8:52 AM, Luke Bretscher <rocketman0739 at gmail.com>
> > 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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