Re: Is Eugenics Really A Bad Thing?

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Mon Jul 03 2000 - 12:00:28 MDT

"Darin Sunley" <> writes:

> The Howard Families, from Heinlein's "Future History", used
> large monetary incentives to encourage the children of members of the group
> to become members themselves.
> Has anybody ever tried an experiment like this, using fruit flies or lab
> rats or something?

Yes, people such as Michael Rose have bred "Methuselah" fruit flies
this way, by not letting them breed before a certain age and then
slowly raising this age.

See for example
(seems to be an interesting book)

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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