Re: UPDATE: BBC "Tomorrows' World" survey results

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Wed Apr 11 2001 - 14:09:15 MDT

J Corbally wrote:
> The survey results are in (although they've yet to display them on their
> site at )
> Pretty mixed bag, but probably not unexpected; On the "uncontroversial"
> questions (the first four out of 6) the percentages were above 70%,
> reaching 97% agreement on the first question. However, for the last two
> questions (on repro. cloning and gene selection) the scores were 16% and 8%
> respectively. It seems most people favour "correction" but not "enhancement".
> Kind of leaves us with our work cut out. Then again, perhaps the high
> percentage of positives on the more "basic" stuff might eventually filter
> into the more controversial aspects.
> Anyways, thought this might prove interesting.

It all depends on how you define 'correction'. If popular opinion can be
turned to the opinion that everyone's IQ should be 'corrected' to 200,
that running a 4 minute mile, a 3 hour marathon, and bench pressing 300
lbs. is 'normal', then we win. After all, we are all supposed to be
equal, right? ;)

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