Re: AND THEN, JUST TRANSPLANT THE BRAIN... was Re: Headless frogs

Damien Broderick (
Tue, 21 Oct 1997 15:59:17 +0000

At 09:32 PM 10/20/97 -0700, Jeff Taylor jabbed playfully:

>I'd have to say that your assumptions about this technology are as
>insightful as the automotive industry's opinion about combustion based

Whose opinion on combustion based propulsion do you recommend in
preference? The cold fusion fairy's?

>What we know about genetics could fill a thimble.

>Someday, these conversations will be compared to debates about the how flat
>the earth is. (-;

>ps- please don't misunderstand the tone of this message.. I intend it to be
>a playful jab at generalizations and narrow definitions. {-:

Okay, all this might be so. But if we take it too much to heart, we are
obliged to fall silent. I remind you that this started with *your*
rhetorical inquiry: `How long is the growth cycle? six months? 2 years? 5
years? for a full adult body?'

What is the point of raising such a topic if our knowledge fills a thimble?
If our contending comments merely debate the flatness of the earth?

You refute your own objection.

Damien Broderick, thimbleton