Re: SciFi&Eco: Back to the Future?

From: Geoff Tillman (
Date: Mon Jan 15 2001 - 21:17:00 MST

The betas were administrators weren't they? With Alpha's
being the intellectuals. With gamma'a delta's and epsilons
being the "proletariat?

--- Chuck Kuecker <> wrote:
> At 03:39 PM 1/15/01 -0800, you wrote:
> >It has been a while since I have read "Brave New World"
> but I
> >had the impression that the Alpha's and Betas were
> engineered
> >for thier positions as much as the Gamma',Delta's and
> >epsilons.
> The distinction was one of prenatal conditioning. Alphas
> were essentially
> "natural borns" bred for intelligence and other desirable
> features. Betas
> and below were treated to split the developing egg into
> twins (Betas) or
> more "clones", and were treated with alcohol to dull the
> intellect. Betas
> got just a touch of alky, the lower classes got more and
> more. More
> emphasis on subliminal indoctrination than "engineering"...
> Chuck Kuecker

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