Robin Hanson wrote:
> On 6/8/99, Anders S. penned:
> >... here at the Annual Racist Conference ... My research clearly
> >shows the superiority of the white race on many measures:
> >intelligence, certain aspects of physical stamina, personality
> >factors and overall attractiveness." [... audience cheers] ...
> >"Using the technologies we have developed, it will not just become
> >possible to cure blacks, asians and liberals, but to make them into
> >superior races." [stunned silence, then pandemonium. ...]
> Delightful story Anders! Now what I most want to know is
> what such an audience's reaction would actually be. For all I
> know about such people, they might be *more* receptive to this
> message than a gathering of anti-racists.
Perhaps I commit the sin of stereotyping here, but I rather suspect that your average racist, or at least your average Klan member, wants somebody to feel superior to. They aren't in it for a calm, peaceful intention to improve the human race. Racism is about hate. Anders' scientist would never have left the conference alive.
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