Re: French Anderson & GATTACA

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sat Mar 24 2001 - 01:36:29 MST

"Bryan Moss" <> writes:

> This whole area of 'debate' is starting to bore me, can't we
> just skip to the bit where we get the cool gene tech and
> everyone just shuts up and starts enjoying it?

No. This the part many on our side have not understood while the
greens have figured it out. If you sit silent the other side gets
space to fill the air with their views. First they get to make then
known. Then they will seem reasonable. Then they are turned into
law. And then you will not be allowed to develop or use the cool gene
Transhumanists in general need to participate in public debate more
often. That our opposition uses silly arguments might make them a bit
boring for the moment, but that is also a sign that they never get any
hard opposing questions - it is easier to shred the arguments with a
well formulated counterargument.

"Star Trek people? So what are you against in Star Trek, the pacifism,
the humanism or they they are prosperous without damaging the
environment?" ;-)

And if human nature involves death and disease as necessary parts,
then I don't think I'll settle for it.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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