[LMB] No lefties

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Sat Oct 5 16:19:44 BST 2019



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From: "Howard Brazee" <howard at brazee.net>
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To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold." 
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Sent: 10/5/2019 8:28:18 AM
Subject: Re: [LMB] No lefties

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>>  On Oct 4, 2019, at 9:55 PM, Douglas Weinfield <douglasw at his.com> wrote:
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>>  What's your basis for thinking that random genetic variability will be better for tomorrow than an intentional effort to anticipate tomorrow?
>>  I mean, evolution works by killing off the weak branches, no?
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>I’m looking at some of our crops that have eliminated variability and are vulnerable to new attacks.   Having more branches can be beneficial.
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Look at Cavendish Bananas. They became essentially a monoculture due to 
commercial problems with other strains. Now they have become victims to 
their own problems and are dieing out.

Harvey
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