At 19:05 -0600 1/30/01, Barbara Lamar wrote:
> > I believe that most of mankind's societal problems are self
>> inflicted, and that no matter how miraculous the technology that we
>> discover, we won't achieve the kind of "world problem solving"
>> progress that has been discussed in this thread until we change
>This makes sense. I see social structures (other than those that are
>biologically determined) as a form of technology. When you say we need to
>change ourselves, do you mean genetically or socially or some other way?
The first two. I don't think we'll have a smashing success of one
without the other. We won't succeed in changing ourselves socially
because our genetic deficiencies are too great of an obstacle.
Likewise, we won't be able to get to the root of a lot of mankind's
genetic deficiencies if we don't get enough of our population on
board with the idea of changing our genes.
-- "If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought or deed, I will gladly change. I seek the truth, which never yet hurt anybody. It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance which does harm." -- Marcus Aurelius, MEDITATIONS, VI, 21
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