Re: Gay Extropians!!! (What have I started!??!)

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 21:39:11 MDT

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> ankara writes:
> > "When we no longer ask 'boy or girl?' in order to start gendering an infant,
> Funny, I thought infants were gendered at conception. You can't change
> an intact person's gender by upbringing nor surgery.

Actually, depending on precisely what you do and don't mean by gender,
it happens a good deal after that but the bilogically determined aspects
(multiple and not necessarily all congruent in everyone ) happen in

> > when the information is as irrelevant as the color of the child's eye (but not
> > yet the color of skin), then and only then will women and men be socially
> If you want to make it irrelevant, unify the karyotype, or mess with
> genes driving brain morphogenesis, or use nano to change the brain in
> vivo.

Yes. Those things are possible and even possibly worthwhile someday
somewhere. You are right it would take that much on the biological
level if we actually wished to do this.

- samantha

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