Re: "Sound and Fury" over enhancements

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Tue Jan 08 2002 - 22:30:46 MST

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 04:16:47PM -0500, Mike Lorrey wrote:
> >
> > The claim that deaf culture is something which should be preserved by
> > the repression of cochlear implant technology is about as logical a
> > claim as a claim that POW culture should be preserved by leaving POWs in
> > POW camps long after wars have been won.
> Actually, I think you should be careful here. There is a fundamental
> difference between the interned and the deaf...

Perhaps a better analogy for the deaf would be to those with
growth anomalies, also known as dwarves or little people.
{Warning, they cannot agree on a name for themselves, and
all such terms are considered demeaning by at least part
of that community.}

In some cases growth anomalous persons experience in
early adulthood a second growth, so that they eventually
attain the height of a very short but normal adult. This
second growth is considered by some of those who
experience it as the greatest crisis of their entire lives,
for it takes away the thing that made them unique in
their minds.

I dont understand, but then I am neither hearing
impaired nor growth anomalous. (Width anomalous,
perhaps.) spike

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