From: Tim Bates <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Extropians <email@example.com>
Date: 19 December 1998 05:08
Subject: Re: Uses of cloning
>>some people would much rather be strong than smart (in fact, by the way
>>the world seems to work, vastly more people are into sport than are into
>>intelligence based activities). So people are taking advantage of this
>>rather than of becoming an einstein.
>I don't even know why i am replying to this:
>a. I have never met anyone who was glad that they were unintelligent.
>b. The notion that people choose not to be Einstein and instead
> take up sport is ludicrous.
So those people who don't read books, but take part in sports aren't implicitly mqaking this choice then? The people who choose to watch Brainnumbing soaps rather than making use of their intelligence? The fact that 'smartie' is an insult, along with brainbox, etc.? There are a shed load of insults based around being being 'too intelligent', and almost none based around being too athletic.
I've worked in various jobs previous tpo the last few years, working with the general public and the majority of them don't give a damn about intelligence as ,omg as they have something on the box to keep them contented and a stomach full of food.