Pragmatics of Paternity, Extro-style, was Re: Human faithfullness [was Re: Fwd: Lanier essay of 2001.12.04]

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Tue Dec 11 2001 - 10:53:03 MST

Dossy wrote:
> On 2001.12.11, Kai Becker <> wrote:
> > Am Montag, 10. Dezember 2001 20:14 schrieb Dossy:
> > > .... what is the Extropian standpoint with regards to a paternity
> > > test as a grounds for divorce?
> >
> > PMJI, but what do paternity, marriage and divorce have to do with
> > Extropianism? Isn't this "my DNA, your DNA, someone else DNA" theme a kind
> > of anachronism? Aren't the the relations to the partner and to the child
> > much more important than the genes?
> I think you stated the Extropian position quite succinctly.
> I would have expected that the Extropian attitude to be along
> the lines of "paternity test is a wet fleshy issue -- what you're
> trying to prove is if there is a responsibility to the children
> involved" ...

Yes, and whether any dangerous foreign memes need be DASHED AGAINST ROCKS!

More seriously, were I about to invest the better part of two decades on a child,
I'd want to know as much as possible about the sprout, including if any traits in the
progeny that could be predicted from the progenitor_s_ were likely present.

This is, you should pardon the expression, merely good, err... husbandry.


My moronic mnemonic for smart behavior: "DICKS" == 
diplomacy, integrity, courage, kindness, skepticism.

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