Re: (Fwd) Re: guidelines/ethics

Kathryn Aegis (
Thu, 19 Dec 1996 19:30:08 +0000

Eugene Leitl:

>Evidence, please. Sweeping generalizations do not count. Sufficient
>structural differences are on record, evolution theory predictions show
>good congruence. "Vast spectrum", "overcome quite easily?".

I simply don't have the space on a list posting to provide it! Other
than to say that there has been a sea change since 1985 in the areas
of evolutionary psychology, sociology, psychology, gender studies,
etc. based on the realization that a lot of the prevailing paradigms
were skewed to the biases of the male researchers. This isn't to
completely indict the male researchers--it's an acknowledgment that a
balanced perspective was missing. A lot of reevaluation is taking place,
work that was formerly pushed aside is being reexamined, new evidence
and new theories are emerging.

Anyhow, we are transhumanists! Are we not in the business of
overcoming human limitations? Why cling to these worn, outdated and
limiting roles? Why retell the same story over and over?


Kathryn Aegis