Re: Moreaus?

Date: Wed Oct 04 2000 - 11:53:12 MDT

Christian "naddy" Weisgerber asks about uplift:
> As nifty as these ideas are for a novel, assuming we could, why
> would we possibly want to do something like this?

In David Brin's novels it is for ethical reasons, I think. We do it
to improve the lives of animals, because greater intelligence is a
good thing. How many of us would go back to being animals, discarding
our human intelligence? Only a few. Intelligence is second only to life
itself in importance. Just as we are happy with the gift of intelligence,
the assumption is that animals would be as well.


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