Re: QUOTE: Bey on extropians

Kathryn Aegis (
Mon, 10 Nov 1997 23:08:17 +0000

Steve Witham:
>Some recent (& controversial) survey said that around the world, when
>*women* are reasonably educated, they decide how many kids to have based
>on fairly rational estimates of the economic prospects for the kids.

Actually, this study wasn't so controversial, as it was commissioned
by a global development agency. The applied results (e.g., the
ability of the women to control the number of children they birth) do
depend, however, upon reproductive technology, an area that even the
pharmaceutical companies admit has fallen into neglect. It can be
pointed to as an example of technology that has been suppressed due to
the imposed moral standards of non-users. (it's also an area of
technology that the neo-Luddites have long fought for in connection
with human rights.)

Kathryn Aegis