Re: Better people

dwayne (
Sat, 05 Jun 1999 16:43:10 +1000

Cynthia wrote:
> > The entire gun debate revolves around present-day examples,
> > and I don't think present-day humans are an ideal, so they shouldn't be
> > allowed near guns.
> What a paradox. If people were ideal, we wouldn't need guns.

Kind of my point. Shouldn't we be working out how to achieve this, rather than promoting access to weaponry? I see offensive/defensive capability as a sidetrack on the path to transhumanism, myself.

> > Well, no shit, sherlock.
> > I would FAR RATHER discuss technologies which would develop people's
> > self-control and reason such that they are CAPABLE of handling such
> > technologies. Humans nowadays are barely evolved past monkey stage, and
> > I'm usually not at all convinced that we have gone beyond monkeys.
> > Especially en masse.
> Well that is a very politically incorrect topic.

I have no real interest in the political actions people ascribe to my ideas, I just think them, and out they come. If people don't like what I say, it's the key between 's' and 'f'

> Before we can do very much about the
> situation we have to realize that:
> 1. Some people are much better/smarter than other people.

Guns make no distinction at all in this regard. Dead is dead.

> 2. Most of that difference is genetic.


> 3. Despite the fact that the education industry is one of the biggest industries in the
> country, education technology is still in the stone age (it is not very useful).

Absolutely. These are the areas we should be discussing, not the ability or otherwise to shoot people.



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