Re: "Sound and Fury" over enhancements

Date: Wed Jan 09 2002 - 20:33:22 MST

Mike Lorrey wrote:
> Brian D Williams wrote:
> > >From:
> > >For Mike and his fellow conservative ideologues, consider an
> > >intelligence enhancement for your children which has an observed
> > >side effect: almost all of them become Socialists. Quel horreur!
> >
> > Then clearly the intelligence enhancement was a failure, give Greg
> > Burch or one of his associates a call.
> Not to mention Hal's claim is false.

As should be clear, I was not making a claim, but advancing a thought
experiment. Only the most ideologically arrogant would believe that
enhancing the intelligence of their children would be guaranteed to make
them follow the politics of their parents. My post was an invitation to
consider how it would feel if this did not hold. Someone with a strong
political ideology would then be put in something of the same position
as the deaf parents today. They might even begin to feel some empathy
for the deaf parents' situation, rather than the attitudes of contempt
and scorn which Mike and others adopted.

Those who are 100% certain that they are correct about everything
involving politics and human relations need not pursue the matter.
Such closed minds are largely immune to education and enlightenment,
in any case.


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