SOCIO: _Born to Rebel_

Robin Hanson (
Wed, 5 Mar 1997 20:22:08 -0800 (PST)

The Low Golden Willow writes:
>Cool, I'm posting. I wonder if I should be surprised by the total lack
>of discussion (unless I'm forgetting something) of Frank Sulloway's work
>on this or the transhuman lists.

I hear him talk five to seven years ago at Stanford, and thought it
was cool then; still do. But there was a pretty negative review in
Science in the last month or so.

>only children apparently are less constrained. (Yay! Guess what I
>am.) ... Immortal, slowly growing populations could retain looseness
>even if the adults themselves didn't, through the only children.

I think you must be assuming that most people are too conservative.
This isn't supported by Sulloway (nor contradicted). Maybe such
populations would be too loose.

Robin D. Hanson