[LMB] No lefties in the Nexus
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Sat Oct 5 21:07:54 BST 2019
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On Friday, October 4, 2019 5:13 PM, Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org> wrote:
> On 10/4/19 9:46 AM, Luke Bretscher wrote:
> > One glaring problem with allowing gene-editors to enhance children
> > beyond normal capabilities is that presumably it would be expensive.
> > So rich people could afford to make their children into supermen,
> > while poor people would be stuck with the basic edition of humanity.
> Is thatactually a problem though? Yes the rich would be better,
> smarter, healthier, whatever.
> But the idea that they should be prevented from doing that is very close
> to the idea that all humans should be handicapped so no one is any
> better than anyone else. That's abhorrent.
I have never heard anyone express such an idea!
But healthy equality is good for any society.
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