Re: Extropianism , Nudism, and pockets

Michael Lorrey (
Tue, 06 May 1997 16:58:27 -0400

Jay Reynolds Freeman wrote:
> What! No pockets? Why, who but a Luddite would do such a thing... :-)

I think lack of pockets is an excellent example of where personal
morphing justifies itself merely on practical grounds. Having a natural
pocket is an immensely practical feature for an intelligent being, but
on the evolutionary side, could possibly be a detriment to the
development of intelligence. Imagine that having the ability to think
abstractly enough to invent carrying tools like bags or water jugs is a
huge evolutionary filter.

			Michael Lorrey
------------------------------------------------------------		Inventor of the Lorrey Drive

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