[LMB] We've been discussing gene engineering on people...

WalterStuartBushell proto at panix.com
Wed Oct 9 18:26:35 BST 2019



> On Oct 6, 2019, at 9:29 PM, Lois Bujold <lbujold at myinfmail.com> wrote:
> 
> [LMB] We've been discussing gene engineering on people...
> Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
> Sun Oct 6 04:03:11 BST 2019
> 
> 
> Gwynne:  >None of this is enhancing, it's just removing problems. The child would still
> >have whatever abilities and strengths were within them. That'd be a whole
> >different conversation.
> 
> 
> Harvey:  But you cannot change just one thing. Natural selection had done pretty
> damned well over the last N thousand years.
> 
> 
> LMB:  Speak for yourself, says every woman ever.
> 
> A possibly useful test question might be, if one had the genetic engineering capacities, would one elect to _insert_ the [whatever genetic condition is being debated] into one's embryonic child?
> 
> If the answer is "No!" the prior question seems also answered.
> 
> Ta, L.
> 

Since we evidently emerged from inorganic chemistry, natural selection has done a bang up job.

I would have rather been designed by Athena or Aphrodite, or even Hera, but natural selection is 
the Designer’s method in this Universe and I am not going to argue with Her. (Also She’s Black.)



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