why uplift

Anton Sherwood (dasher@netcom.com)
Thu, 20 Nov 1997 19:01:38 -0800 (PST)

Alex Tseng writes
: Though one might ask, why one wants to change the species in the
: first place, is there any practical benefits from that ?

If nothing else, to increase diversity. (Why do people struggle against
extinction of species that nobody cares about?) Contact with foreign human
cultures is interesting, contact with nonhuman cultures should be even more

: Also if one uplifts human intelligence into dangerous animals ,...
: WOW.., Won't that be something like Aliens Resurrection.....

Define "dangerous".

I don't think any terrestrial animal is anywhere near as durable as those
"Aliens". A really smart tiger still dies if you put a bullet in a vital

: I'd serious consider the re-percussions of such a move ,
: or hold a referrendum on this issue....?!

Do the super-tigers get to vote? :)

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