[LMB] Genetic engineering

Joel Polowin jpolowin at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 12 00:22:43 BST 2019


Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
> But sociopaths and psychopaths have been shown to be useful, and run
> lots of businesses and governments.   They can even have advantages
> in jobs like surgery.

I am *extremely* resistant to the idea that it is good for a surgeon to
have such traits.  A good surgeon has to be able to do the cutting, yes,
but must also have a strong desire to do as little damage as possible.
Any doctor who lacks empathy with their patients is a bad doctor.
A doctor who doesn't pay attention to the details of what their patients
say and do is a bad doctor.

Joel


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