>From: Robert Owen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Are you a mutant?
>Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 21:36:01 -0500
>Randy Smith wrote:
> > Am I a mutant?
> > Yes, possibly....Homo Sapiens Transcendus? Homo Sapiens Extropianus?
> > Homo Sapiens Cryonicus?
>"Homo" is the primate genus, but don't you suppose "transhuman"
>implies a new species?
>"Sapiens" and "Neanderthal" are species of the genus "Homo" and
Actually, I think a homo sapiens subspecies classification would be more
appropriate. And in a way, I am not kidding. We are indeed perhaps mutants,
with the possibility--albeit small, according to some--of being
extraordinarily long-lived, not because of a mutation in cellular repair
mechanisms, or some such thing, but because our brains are different.
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