Re: Intersexuality (was: BOOK: Gender Shock)

Eugene Leitl (
Tue, 14 Apr 1998 10:56:05 +0400 (MSD)

Kathryn Aegis writes:
> Erik Moeller:

> offspring. And when cloning is honed to the point of feasibility for
> humans, any human can at least replicate. This is why the topic of
> gender continues to fascinate me--it is an arena in which evolution
> takes place before our very eyes.

I wonder what the big deal with this is. Germline genetic engineering
(which is banned (?)) is potentially a much more powerful means to
change our DNA than just enabling to propagate those who previously
couldn't. Ok, so now we have monkeys which are neither male nor
female. So what?

Besides of providing some cheap shocking effect to the mainstream
(which, apparently, is shocked very easily) I honestly do not see what
this is any good for. Just my 0.02$.