Re: birth order

Michael Lorrey (
Thu, 19 Nov 1998 11:07:08 -0500

Damien Broderick wrote:

> first-born of 6 (but escaped at age15).
> Frank Sulloway's work on birth order and familial dynamics (in BORN TO
> REBEL, as I've mentioned previously) would seem to predict that *more*
> extropians and transhumanists, as ass-kickers and rebels, would be
> later-borns. Of course there are more 1sts than anything else in the world.
> But his profile shows that we 1sts are also (by tendency) politically
> conservative and severe.

Yes, my older brother is an anal retentive prick.... I've noticed this pattern elsewhere... no insult intended to those 1sts on the list....the fact that you are here tells me that you are nowhere near the norm for 1sts ;)

Mike Lorrey