Re: GENETICS: Enhanced humans are among us!

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sat Jul 21 2001 - 04:29:26 MDT

On Fri, Jul 20, 2001 at 05:57:41PM -0700, Ken Clements wrote:
> If I were going to reproduce myself today, I would
> not choose my own (mother's) mitochondria to pass on, I would go for
> mitochondria from Bar-Headed Geese. These guys fly at up to 30,000 feet
> to get over the Himalayas every year on migration. Now, that, is
> somekinda bio energy system!

Are their mitochondria different? I would think that their higher
metabolic rate is due to more mitochondria rather than more efficient
mitochondria. Anybody who knows, my animal physiology textbooks didn't
give a clear answer.

But I agree with the general principle: lets make sure our new
mitochondria are optimal. Maybe with built in safeguards against free

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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