Re: Better people

Joe E. Dees (
Fri, 4 Jun 1999 21:15:06 -0500

Date sent:      	Fri, 04 Jun 1999 14:15:44 -0700
From:           	Cynthia <>
Subject:        	Better people
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> > The entire gun debate revolves around present-day examples,
> > and I don't think present-day humans are an ideal, so they shouldn't be
> > allowed near guns.
> What a paradox. If people were ideal, we wouldn't need guns.
Yeah, if all people were responsible, competent and nonviolent, we wouldn't need them, and there would be no problem with everyone having them. But it's not a perfect world, so we need to try to keep guns out of the hands of the insane, violent criminals and kids, while taking care not to interfere with the freedoms
of the responsible.
> > Well, no shit, sherlock.
> > I would FAR RATHER discuss technologies which would develop people's
> > self-control and reason such that they are CAPABLE of handling such
> > technologies. Humans nowadays are barely evolved past monkey stage, and
> > I'm usually not at all convinced that we have gone beyond monkeys.
> > Especially en masse.
> Well that is a very politically incorrect topic. Before we can do very much about the
> situation we have to realize that:
> 1. Some people are much better/smarter than other people.
> 2. Most of that difference is genetic.
> 3. Despite the fact that the education industry is one of the biggest industries in the
> country, education technology is still in the stone age (it is not very useful).