Re: genius genes

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed Aug 09 2000 - 21:51:06 MDT

Brian Atkins wrote:

> Some genes for intelligence may have been found:
> (Obligatory Rifkin quotes included of course)

OK, lets look at what Rifkin said. [Comments in square brackets mine.]

"Every parent wants the best for their child,"
              said Rifkin.

[OK, nothing too controversial in that comment.]

"In the future, the parent could
              become an architect and each child the
              ultimate shopping experience.

[Sounds good to me.]

              "In the next 10 or 20 years we could have
              eugenics with a smiling face.

[Sounds good to me.]

"We will no longer
              require the lower classes to have fewer

[He was doing great until this comment, which demonstrates
that he is an idiot. I know of no laws requiring lower classes
to have fewer babies.]

"we will just have them have better
              babies as we learn to do gene therapy."

[RIGHT! Right you are, Jeremy Rifkin! Who would have
any argument with people having better babies?] spike

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