Re: the prospect of immortality being taken seriously

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Mon Aug 20 2001 - 20:18:05 MDT

At 09:27 AM 8/20/01 -0700, Robert wrote:

>> Ah yes, Lord W. told me, with a significant look. Michael Rose has...
>> an unusual standing among his peers. (Or something along those lines;

>I don't know anything about Lord W. but I'd assume he and
>most of the other "peers" he is talking about are 1-2 std. deviations
>above average intelligence. People like Michael and Eric are 3-4 std.
>deviations above average intelligence

I've made the usual mistake of assuming that because Aussies know a lot
about the USA and the UK--since we get plenty of TV, movies, magazines,
books and visiting firemen from both great metropolitan centers (as well,
of course, from Europe, Africa and much of nearby Asia)--you Yanks would
have a reciprocal clue as well. Sorry about that. Professor Lord Robert
Winston is a major *in vitro* pioneer, with patents in transgenic
technology, and the author and/or host of SUPERHUMAN (hasn't that reached
PBS yet?), so he's not necessarily an Olde Fogey Farte of marginal

Damien Broderick

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