Re: Darwin run amok--Robert's comments

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Tue Jan 04 2000 - 17:55:09 MST

At 09:22 PM 3/01/00, KAe wrote:

>right now, we are taking intersex
>children and forcibly rendering them into one of two established
>gender schemas. That trend belies any possibility of greater
>expression and freedom for voluntary enhancements.

This worries me. My impression is that intersex phenotypes are basically
developmental *errors*. They are not emergent wonderous mutant
alternatives. Not even the starting point for a viable parallel community
like deaf or dwarfed people. Do we decline to intervene with hydrocephalic
babies, on the grounds that it's mere prejudice against Greys that makes us
normalize the vast-headed?

Damien Broderick

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