Re: ABORTION: better solutions (was Re: DENIAL & UNREALITY IMPERATIVE)

From: Ralph Lewis (
Date: Sat Nov 24 2001 - 13:07:08 MST

Or if there is a gay biological or social cause, encourage a greater
percentage of the population to be gay.
Perhaps showing circuit parties instead of spring break on MTV might work.



At 09:54 AM 11/24/2001 -0800, you wrote:
>Mike Linksvayer wrote:
>> There should be an _option_ for both sexes to be sterilized
>> (especially men, vasectomy is much less invasive and easier to
>> reverse than tubal ligation) just before reproduction is possible.
>What you want is to be able to reversably program the immune
>system to produce antibodies to the key surface proteins that
>allow sperm to bind to eggs. If you can disrupt binding you
>should be able to prevent fertilization. Interfering at that
>point would be least disruptive of hormone functions I suspect.
>> Reversal technology is improving rapidly, and should be more than
>> ready for today's youth once they are ready in all senses to
>> reproduce and parent in a couple decades.
>Obviously nanobots programmed to block the tubes would be highly
>desirable (or you could have the nanobots physically digest the
>eggs or sperm).
>> Caveat: I don't know how early sterilization could be done
>> without disrupting development, and I doubt much research
>> has been done to find out.
>Probably not much, but I suspect some research into genes that
>result in defective sexual maturation would yield some insights.
>Interestingly enough, delaying sexual maturation may have some
>interesting anti-aging effects as it seems that many of the
>"aging" related "pathologies" begin with sexual maturity.
>This makes evolutionary sense as one switches resources
>from growing to reproductive size to actually reproducing.

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